Julian Jonah – Jealousy And Lies [GR1247]

‘Jealousy And Lies’ is one of the finest example of the late 80’s deep-house scene. It reminds to the classic US house style of that period, to Larry Heard and the ‘Def Mix’ productions, and even if it sounds similar to the famous ‘Talking With Myself’ by Electribe 101, this one came first. And it still sounds so good after 30 years.

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Julian Jonah – Jealousy And Lies [GR1247]

Ron Trent – Aquarythmatica / City Beat [GR1241]

Two excellent production from Ron Trent. Aquarhythmatica comes from the Prescription era and it was produced together with Anthony Nicholson. City Beat was included in Ron’s 2009 album ‘Dance Classic’. Two absolute gems of deep house music at its best.

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Ron Trent – Aquarythmatica / City Beat [GR1241]

Glenn Underground – Escuchame [GR1236]

Italian reissue experts Groovin continue to explore the vast vaults of outspoken Chicago house veteran Glenn Underground. The two tracks here are, naturally, both sought-after and obscure. On the A-side you’ll find “Escuchame”, a cut that originally appeared on a DJ Deep mix back in 2010. It’s something of a driving, body-rocking beast, with the Windy City stalwart wrapping a jazzy electric piano riff (slightly reminiscent of Black Science Orchestra’s “Save Us” and Lil’ Louis’ “French Kiss”) and spacey synth flourishes around a thrusting drum machine rhythm and booming bass. Turn to the flip for the melodious and spacey deep house classic that is “Hi-Tech Soul”, a previously digital-only track first released way back in 2008.

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Glenn Underground – Escuchame [GR1236]

Optik – Music, Harmony & Rhythm [MBG291]

Groovin Recordings introduce the release of Optik Music Harmony & Rhythm, another great EP originally released in 1991 under MBG International Records. Optik is the alias of Giorgio Canepa and Ricky Montanari, two of the most talented italian producers from the early ’90s italian underground-house movement. In this EP we find two killer deep-house tracks, Music Harmony And Rhythm and Illusions, two great examples of the italo-house touch of the early ’90s that we found in a lots of other productions by MBG, Don Carlos and Key Tronics Ensemble, to name a few. Illusion is also sure an epic track, it was the last disc played at Vae Victis (Misano, Italy) and the first disc played at Novenove (Gradara, Italy), two of the most famous italian after hours of the 90’s era.

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Optik – Music, Harmony & Rhythm [MBG291]

MBG – One EP [MBG1091]

Originally released on 1991, MBG is one of the most talented italian deep-house producers from late 80’s/ early 90’s. This Ep is one of his best releases, showing his warm and deep house style, still very hot. Official reissue licensed from MBG International through Groovin Recordings.

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MBG – One EP [MBG1091]