Trinidadian Deep / Javonntte – Various Vol 2 [CHUB002]

Australian label Chubby! is back for a second bout that features further ruminations on how deep deep house can go. Trinidadian Deep returns, this time shoring up on the A side with some of his distinctive percussive patter and soaring, soul-drenched melodics. Vincent Floyd comes on board to deliver a classic, Chi-town flavored version that makes the perfect foil to the fluttering organic tones of the source material. Javonntte is on the B side with ”Jazzy Day,” rolling out the kind of smart, bumping house music, leading with expressive, nimble work on the keys. Patrice Scott steps up for a remix to round the EP out, maintaining the swing but edging some of his swirling, ethereal tones into the mix.

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Trinidadian Deep / Javonntte – Various Vol 2 [CHUB002]

Alton Miller – All The Little Things [SIS-AMILLER]

Sistrum welcomes music legend Alton Miller to the fold for release number thirty three. For “All The Little Things,” Alton lays it down in fine form and enlists the incomparable vocal talents of Ree to bring the soulful vibrations as only he can.

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Alton Miller – All The Little Things [SIS-AMILLER]

Patrice Scott – Reborn Goodness [SOTCPS01]

Patrice Scott’s works make Sistrum, his label, designing the shapes of what a classic house record must sound like. Not only a nice guy, Patrice is one of the most talented producers of the planet House and he naturally is respected for that. Sounds of The City continues to put out the music of the Originators’ sons and Reborn Goodness is probably one of the most important addition to the label’s catalogue.

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Patrice Scott – Reborn Goodness [SOTCPS01]

VA – Air Texture Volume V [AIR005]

Besides their mesmeric and inventive live sets, EPs and LPs, Juju & Jordash are also accomplished selectors. They prove that here by linking with Spacetime Continuum to curate one CD each for the ambient and down tempo series, Air Texture. Their majestic disc includes one of their own pieces, tracks made with Move D as Magic Mountain High, plus other unreleased tracks from Donato Dozzy, Gigi Masin and others. It makes for a brain soothing and escapist listening.

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VA – Air Texture Volume V [AIR005]

VA – Genesis Tracks Vol.2 [SIS027]

Sistrum welcomes the second installment in the Genesis Tracks series, bringing together four special cuts from Patrice Scott, Reggie Dokes, Eric Cloutier and Kai Alce. Label head, Patrice Scott opens the EP right – setting the tone with a smooth excursion into lush chord stabs and deep, low end vibrations. Vintage strings ride high, while tinkling jazz keys dance amongst the waveforms, making for yet another future classic in the Sistrum lineage. Mr. Reggie Dokes offers up nothing less than a baptism by sound for his contribution, going deep with reverberant rhythms and crisp synth work, crafting an interstellar afro journey of the highest order. Keeping the quality at its highest, Eric Cloutier’s entry is a deep, techy mover – designed to lock the dancefloor into a hypnotic state. Drifting strings provide the foundation for highly modulated, gritty chord stabs to lead the way through the darkest of dancefloors. Kai Alce rounds out the EP in fine form – stripping things back to the essentials. ‘Jelly’ is raw, bouncy goodness, simply put. The filtered down acid-esque bassline is nothing short of a call to movement for all believers in the authentic sounds of house music.

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VA – Genesis Tracks Vol.2 [SIS027]

Brian Harden – Chicago To Detroit (Remixes Part 1) [D3E002X]

This EP features 3 remixes, one By Brian himself and the others by Detroit’s Patrice Scott and Atlanta’s Byron The Aquarius. First up is man of the moment, Byron The Aquarius with his ethereal take on the original. With it’s cosmic sounds weaving in and out, Byron manages to infuse his soulful sound on the track to take it to a otherworldly territory. Brian is up next with his “Chicago Sur Seine Mix”, introducing a steel drum and some beautiful pads that are reminiscent of 808 State’s, Pacific 202. While still keeping with the original’s pace, this remix has more of a down tempo feel, and would fit perfectly in those late night/early morning sets. Finally Patrice Scott delivers a more beat driven Detroit take on the original, with an emphasis on the hi hats and clap that really gives the track that driven feel. While still paying respect to the original, half way through Patrice takes it to another level with his atmospheric keys that round off a great remix EP.

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Brian Harden – Chicago To Detroit (Remixes Part 1) [D3E002X]

Patrice Scott – The Detroit Upright EP [SIS026]

Label head, Patrice Scott returns to the controls for his next offering of sonic impressionism. The Detroit Upright EP features two choice cuts of pure soul. Patrice’s musical foundation was laid and developed in Detroit and the inspiration continues to this day.

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Patrice Scott – The Detroit Upright EP [SIS026]

Patrice Scott – Euphonium: The album [SISLP001]

Patrice Scott presents his first full length artist album: Euphonium, The Album. Encapsulating the essence of the Sistrum sound, Euphonium, The Album sees Patrice offering up 9 tracks cut from the same cloth as his previous work for the label – sublime and evolved with depth and authenticity as only he can convey. Without a doubt, it is the modern sound of deepest Detroit.

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Patrice Scott – Euphonium: The album [SISLP001]

Modular One – Segue One [SISMODONE]

Patrice Scott and Chris Mitchell are back at it under their Modular One moniker. Segue One sees the duo pushing forward on their thematic journey into deep, interstellar techno. Adding to the fire, UK deep techno maestro, Aubrey blesses the EP with a remix crafted in his signature textural style.

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Modular One – Segue One [SISMODONE]

VA – Finale Underground Vol.2 – Detroit Visionaries [FU002]

For those turned on by the far-sighted, sci-fi inspired sounds of Detroit deep house and techno, this EP from Michael Zucker’s Finale Underground imprint (an offshoot of his Finale Sessions label) should be an essential purchase. With the likes of Patrice Scott, Keith Worthy and Luke Hess involved, you’d expect the quality threshold to be high. It is, of course, resulting in a quartet of killer tracks. Worthy’s hypnotic techno jam “Tolox” is a definite highlight, though it pales in comparison to the analogue futurism of Luke Hess’s brilliant “Cyclops”. Best of all, though, is Scott’s “Journey Into The Unknown”, which bobs, weaves, bubbles and spits to the rush-inducing deep house sound of undulating synthesizer melodies and classic, Transmat-style Motor City rhythms.

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VA – Finale Underground Vol.2 – Detroit Visionaries [FU002]

Berlin here we go again!

After more than 2 and a half years we are back in Berlin! and of-course we are looking forward to have a lot of fun while being.

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Berlin here we go again!

Patrice Scott – Euphonium EP [SIS023]

Providing a glimpse of great things to come, Patrice Scott offers up the Euphonium EP – a sampler for his highly anticipated full-length album entitled Euphonium, due in Fall 2014. All untitled, each track is a reward unto itself. Patrice’s hypnotic, evolving patterns and textures dance amidst the recesses of your mind, inspiring both movement and introspection. Enjoy the signature sounds and keep your ears to the ground.

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Patrice Scott – Euphonium EP [SIS023]

Soulphiction – Glitz [CCS085]

Michel Baumann has long been a steadfast measure of everything 4/4 electronic music should be, both as SoulPhiction and Jackmate and as a curator of Philpot Records. Coming up from the same hip hop roots that inspired Circus Company in the beginning, he channels a sample-fuelled, jazz-inflected sound that would buckle under the weight of the soul contained within were it not for the strength and presence of his rhythm section. Strong Patrice Scott remix.

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Soulphiction – Glitz [CCS085]