2018 Top 3 – Readers List

This is a short recap of what our readers enjoyed most on Hipodrome, a top 3 of the most appreciated albums, compilations, mixes and other stuff.

Albums

Vakula – Metaphors [Leleka]

The most appreciated album by our readers is ‘Metaphors’, the album from the Ukrainian master Vakula. ‘Metaphors’ is slightly different from some of his full-length excursions, focused as it is on the gently unfurling, head-in-the-clouds world of ambient music. Of course, much of the music is still gently rhythmic but the vibe remains thoroughly horizontal throughout.

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The Dangerfeel Newbies – What Am I Here For? [NDATL016]

Soulful fusionists The Dangerfeel Newbies are an interesting proposition. Certainly, the Atlanta-based trio has made an impression on NDATL Muzik boss Kai Alice, who’s decided to release a trio of his own interpretations of Hariet album highlight “What Am I Here For”. He begins by delivering a classic soulful house interpretation, placing the original’s superb vocal and twinkling jazz pianos right at the heart of the action. Those superb piano lines come to the fore on his Piano Instrumental, before the Late Night Mix sees Alice sauntering off on a hazy, duvet-warm deep house tip. Best of all, though, is the bonus remix of “Swingin’ With The New Jacks”, a fizzing, rolling deep house groover replete with vibraphone solos and battling jazz horns.

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The Dangerfeel Newbies – What Am I Here For? [NDATL016]

Brett Dancer – The Hybrid EP [NDATL011]

NDATL continues with new tracks crafted by Brett Dancer known for his deep productions and being the creator of seminal label Trackmode. After a long hiatus he returned about year ago with the highly sought after Euphonic Moods EP. Now he he comes with three stormin deep tracks that encompass the Dancer sound. The title track Hybrid is a hypnotic journey that dance!oor will enjoy taking. Someone is a lost dub of the hit by Kai Alce & Phil Asher feat Kayenne released on Restless Soul in 2010. Here his rendition takes a very warped sublime aproach and with a little help from Glenn Crocker aka Glenn Underground this one will defnitely set a mood. Now Something rounds out the 12 with straight dance!oor mover! The light & uplifting key work & bouncin bassline shows Bretts ability to keep it deep and bumpin.

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Brett Dancer – The Hybrid EP [NDATL011]

Donnie – Olmec Save Us [NDATL009]

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Kai KZR Alce of NDATL announces the upcoming release of Olmec Save Us by R&B powerhouse Donnie. The original mixes produced by Alce is marked by high-end tones and layered, multitracked vocals. The musicality conveys an otherworldly, high-frequency vibration and is generally more percussive, with greater emphasis on the keyboards (played by Ricky Corey). While listeners are treated to the full-length orignal versions of Donnie’s epic tale, the Yoruba Soul Mix by noted house producer Osunlade allows for a deeper interpretation of the overall message. Also included are instrumentals of both versions that will have house heads anticipating personal and creative transformation through the sound and on the dance oor.

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Donnie – Olmec Save Us [NDATL009]

Kai Alcé & Omar-S – Jive Time (Unreleased Beats) [NDATL008]

This limited 7″ offers two deliciously simple but bombastically effective drum tracks that should appeal to those who like to pepper their mixes with cute percussive interludes. Both tracks are stripped-down, 808-heavy grooves based on a pair of collaborations with Kai Alce that first appeared on the Jive Time 12″ in December 2010. The percussion is of course spot on, with plenty of repetitive claps, 808 cowbells and, on flipside “Incognigro (Bonus Beats)”, the most subtle of deep house chords.

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Kai Alcé & Omar-S – Jive Time (Unreleased Beats) [NDATL008]

Abacus Pres. Idrum – Idrum This Djembe [NDALT006]

ABACUS presents IDRUM - iDrum This Djembe (This Is Not A Bongo)

NDATL continues with it’s latest release ABACUS pres IDrum “Bang This Djembe.” “Welcome To The Party” is a classic analog track, with smooth chords and driving drums. Also a bonus drum dub is included for our layering DJ’s to drive danceoors into a frenzy!

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Abacus Pres. Idrum – Idrum This Djembe [NDALT006]

VA – Music Institute 20th Anniversary Series Part 3 [NDATL/MI3.3]

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NDATL bring you the last installment of this legendary series! First up we have an unreleased verion of Alexander Robotnick “Problemes D’Amour” retouched by Detroit native Kenny Dixon Jr. Followed up by tracks from Juan Atikins, Alton Miller and Abacus.

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VA – Music Institute 20th Anniversary Series Part 3 [NDATL/MI3.3]

VA – Assorted Elements EP [NDATL005]

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This EP features starts with out of the ordinary future tracks from Kai Alcé, a signature tool from Theo Parrish and an amazing acid track from Loosefingers aka Larry Heard as only he knows how. Hot raw tracks that are essential for everyone who is on the look out for sincere and refreshing dance music.

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VA – Assorted Elements EP [NDATL005]

VA – Music Institute 20th Anniversary (Pt 2 Of 3) [NDATL MI-02/3]

Kai Alce’s celebration of the legendary Detroit clubbing landmark rolls on with pt.2 of the exceptional ‘Music Institute 20th Anniversary’ Series including exceptional tracks from Derrick May, Mike Huckaby, Theo Parrish and Kai Alce. We get a prime-time Latin infected groove from Mr Mayday, some deeper jazzwise abstraction from Theo, crystallized square-bass driven house from Huckaby and a kinda Other People Place style mover from Kai Alce to finish.

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VA – Music Institute 20th Anniversary (Pt 2 Of 3) [NDATL MI-02/3]