Reggie Dokes – Universe Speaks [STILLT003]

With “Universe Speaks”, Reggie Dokes is at the helm of the third release for Still Techno. It is rare for Reggie to drop 4 deep techno tracks on one serving but here we are. All tracks featured on “Universe Speaks” are an ode to the dancefoor and Detroit, where melodies, jazz, percussions and real electronic music collide to create a new and subtile soundscape.

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Reggie Dokes – Universe Speaks [STILLT003]

Theo Parrish feat. Marcellus Pittman – Ooh Bass [SS088]

Theo Parrish and Marcellus Pittman’s collaborations run deep, from those seminal Essential Selections 12″s some 20 years ago through to the T.O.M Project with Omar S, the 3 Chairs super group and on and on. In the usual Sound Signature style, a new link-up between the two Detroit legends arrives with a minimum on fanfare, just a killer jam with all the grit and soul you’d hope for from this pair. The drum levels push and pull in the mix from red line pressure to back seat driving, while a mellow blur of soul sampling comes calling through the mist until the titular low end glues everything together. It’s understated and casual brilliance, everything a Sound Signature club drop should be.

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Theo Parrish feat. Marcellus Pittman – Ooh Bass [SS088]

Theo Parrish – It’s Out Of Your Control EP [SS087]

New Theo Parrish single appears on vinyl in the form of two mixes differing in vibe but consistent in quality and suitability for DJ use. The original rides along on a shuffling, almost Afrobeat version of house, with Maurissa Rose’s gorgeous vocal floating above the gloopy, hypnotic bassline which gets the full filter treatment. The instrumental dub places that b-line very much at the centre of the mix, starting from a single kickdrum before building up to a more techno-edged, vocal free climax. all throbbing bass, solid bears and minimal, glitchy keyboard interjections.

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Theo Parrish – It’s Out Of Your Control EP [SS087]

Hidden Spheres – You Are Not Your Body EP [RS047LPC]

Mancunian DJ and Producer Hidden Spheres aka Tom Harris returns to the Rhythm Section label with a synthesis of electronic house vibrations. ‘You Are Not Your Body’ is a collection of five tracks, which touch on the sensations of euphoria and the blissed-out intersection between early prog and Detroit House. Things come to a close with a spaced out balearic house remix by RS family favourite Ruf Dug.

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Hidden Spheres – You Are Not Your Body EP [RS047LPC]

G-Prod – One Trice EP [FE003]

The French G-Prod brothers debut on Fluid Electronics with the lavish, Detroit-flavoured “One Trice” EP. True to the Motown house scene’s idiosyncratic engineering of raw throb and velvet touch, this four-track slab pays tribute to that classic sound which still infuses far and wide in today’s musical landscape. On the menu, two original hot cakes from the Gaugain siblings complemented by a pair of remixes courtesy of Irish vibist Derek Carr and UK-based deep grooves manipulator, John Shima.

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G-Prod – One Trice EP [FE003]

Derek Carr – Elektro Statik EP (Part One) [TRECS006]

Classy Detroit leaning four track electro EP by Derek Carr on his own label Trident Recordings. Derek’s brand of Detroit-influenced electronic futurism has always oozed class, with the Irish producer prioritizing mood, melody and ear-pleasing synth sounds above all else. It’s this blend – both club-ready and perfect for home listening – that makes his releases worth checking. Electro Statik (Part One) is the first in a series of vinyl excursions that as usual blur the boundaries between styles. He begins with the immersive chords, jumpy lead lines and smooth house beats of ‘In Transit’, before diving headlong into deep electro-meets-IDM waters on the impeccable ‘Mimas’. Turn to side B for the skittish, far-sighted and picturesque electro-not-electro number ‘A Star Dies’, as well as the warming, pitched-down electronic melancholia of ‘Dione’.

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Derek Carr – Elektro Statik EP (Part One) [TRECS006]

Patrice Scott – For My People [SIS032]

SCOTT, Patrice - For My People

Patrice Scott emerges from the studio, once again, with a fresh 4-tracker of authentic Sistrum sounds to soothe, move and invigorate listeners, worldwide. The vibes are high and the grooves are modern, yet firmly rooted in tradition. Put simply, this is proper deep house music for the heads, crafted as only Patrice can.

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Patrice Scott – For My People [SIS032]

Jamn Ensemble – The Snows Of Yesteryear [SEL003]

JAMN ENSEMBLE/BASIC SOUL UNIT - The Snows Of Yesteryear (incl Basic Soul Unit remix)

The next Selections release comes from Parisian artist Jamn Ensemble. “The Snows of Yesteryear” features 3 instrumental tracks of sublime deepness with hints of acid and techno. The EP also sees Basic Soul Unit (Stuart Li) on remix duities. Stuart has added some late night rawness to the title track “The Snows of Yesteryear”.

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Jamn Ensemble – The Snows Of Yesteryear [SEL003]

The Paradox – Counter Active [AX096]

When a spark ignites between two musicians, the state of flow can be achieved. Usually, a fleeting sensation, but when captured, it is an unstoppable force. The coming together of Jeff Mills and Jean-Philippe Dary came from a collaborative project with the late great Tony Allen and created chemistry instantly. Both being cognizant of the skilled innate improvisation that was happening in small jam sessions, they conceived the concept for their collaborative project: The Paradox. They believed that this uncompromising freedom and the manifestation of new ideas allowed them to reach a higher level of spiritual consciousness within their work. Recorded in real-time; these compositions reflect captured spontaneous actions which concede honesty and truth.

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The Paradox – Counter Active [AX096]