A classic Levonesque piece of dubbed out house that moves and shakes across 10 minutes of heady deepness on the A-side and an equally dubbed out Red D affair on the B-side inspired by the likes of Maurizio and Echocord. An E.P. in the vein of its authors…with attitude and determination.
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VA – Our Beat Is Still New – After Take [WPHNEWBEAT004]
We Play House’s Our Beat Is Still New series has been something of a soar-away success, introducing a new generation of DJs to the distinctive, heavily electronic midtempo pulse of Belgian new beat via a constant stream of tribute tracks from contemporary producers. Predictably, there’s more to admire on this fourth and final 12″, not least the bass-heavy throb and rubbery electronics of Locked Groove’s tribute to Belgian new beat/techno legend Frank De Wulf, “El Rio Negro”. Elsewhere, young rave revivalist Innershades drops the moody and intoxicating “Massive Overdose”, while Lauer impresses with the winding synths, juddering drums and saucer-eyed pads of “Planet Barty”. FCL’s stomping “It Began in Belgium” – all cheap electronics and proto-acid tweakery – is also pretty darn good.
Art Of Tones – Take Me Higher EP [WPH019]
We Play House 019 brings us Art Of Tones with Lauer remixes. Art Of Tones aka Llorca provides in stylish fashion with two original tracks on the A-side. ‘Take Me Higher’ is vintage deep house music that will get any floor moving. Disco and funk-infused rhythms are paired with a diva-like vocal sample and a bassline to die for. ‘Damped’ explores that territory even further, and uses a sample from a certain well-known record that shall remain unnamed her. On the B-side it’s all Lauer in fine form, delivering not one but two remixes, each of them providing a different take on ‘Take Me Higher’. The ‘Al’ remix is a little deeper, and the ‘Bert’ remix will be the more instant dance floor piece, but you really should play both of them.
VA – Our Beat Is Still New [WPHNEWBEAT001]
Its been a long time cooking and coming… WPH brings you a tribute to the biggest Belgian electronic music heritage, new beat! But this is no ordinary compilation that is just more recycling of things past. Just like in our regular releases WPH brings it fresh with respect to the past. And so it goes that Red D decided to ask a bunch of his favourite producers of new and old to make a new track inspired by Belgian new beat from the 80ies.
San Soda – Toch al De 5de EP [WPH016]
The new release by San Soda on We Play House, aptly called ‘Toch Al De Vijfde E.P.’ is a certified banger in all possible ways. The relase includes 4 original tracks and a collaboration with Jacob Korn on one track, to which Red D couldn’t help but write some 90ies styled cheesy-make-the-world-a-better-place lyrics, which were then put into vocals by the effervescent Belgian singer Gustaph.
Jeremy Glenn – The Surrender EP [WPH014]
Four storming house tracks with that We Play House ‘oldskool in a new way’ feel, by Toronto’s very own Jeremy Glenn.
Humandrone – Yellow EP [WPHYELLOW]
We Play House with their limited series. A new artist from Japan called Humandrone a.k.a. Takaaki Shibuya, with his twist on jackin’ Chicago rhythms. A twist deeply melancholic, almost Detroit like, showing us that Chicago music can be both jackin and musical at the same time.
Sebastian San – Great Cities EP [WPH011]
Detroit grooves from Sebastien San with a deep San Soda remix on top. We Play House Recordings is kickin’ the new year with ‘Great Cities E.P.’, a package crammed with Detroit delights, with a deep San Soda remix as a little bonus thrown in.
Tyree Cooper – Get Up [WPHGREEN54803 ]
Chicago’s Tyree Cooper drops some old school hip house action on WPH’s ultra limited colour series.