dirtdombs front man mick collins steps out again on this new collaboration with kdj, the oc ep on mahogani label. more electronic than his last outing, but still pretty lo-fi stuff with vocals on one track only.
rising concern dan shake has achieved what no other has in over a decade: with his debut release in the music world, he has become the very first producer without a detroit heritage or residency to land a release on moodymanns prestigious record label mahogani music. based in london, the former leeds student secured the feat in a charmingly anachronistic fashion: having just watched kenny dixon jr perform alongside the 3 chairs at dimensions festival, dan simply handed over a demo cd with a collection of unreleased tracks. moodymann was hooked almost instantantly, taking the first plunge on welcoming an outsider into his tight-knit crew of detroit strong artists. citing influence from the layered percussive rhythms of afrobeat pioneers such as tony allen and fela kuti, the soul-drenched sampling of j dilla and the kind of dark, dense grooves laid out by contemporary producers such as flying lotus and motor city drum ensemble, dans situation in winding up on a label renowned for encompassing all those traits is obviously a blessing for the young producer.
actually, a split release between paul hill and nikki o. two sides of warm, intimate vocal house music. tip!paul hills side is a midtempo cut with sweet playing between main vocal and background vox. the nikki-o side is more uptempo and has an affectuous bassline supporting the track.
not much really needs to be said about a new release on mahogani music, especially since it involves contributions from some of detroits greats, including kenny dixon jr, anthony shakir, carl craig, and last but not least, the main man sherard ingram aka stingray. its a single lp which contains 12 tracks. a couple of shorter skits, but most pretty much full tracks. time to state the obvious.. !!attention!!!: this release contains some clicks , maybe not good enough for high fidelity fans... sound is raw and analog!!!
huge 10 track ep! please note this is a vinyl release, not a cd release! perfect for all moodymann lovers! the 2nd of 2 eps from detroit house veteran. another dope kdj-related release which is supplied amidst mystery & controversy. a selection of house & mid-tempo jazzy & deep productions. as good as the 1st disc. as usual we will be oversold ...
warehouse find of this moodymann classic. limited stock!
produced by kenneth dixon jr, this is the follow up to >i m doing fine< 12 with amp fiddler (mahogani 2 is only available in detroit apparantly..).
>runaway< is a one sided 12 with a lo-key vibe. it has a nice deep kick with claps added and fading away as the track progresses. also nice keywork again, crowd noises etc. quality! this one is probably gonna b rare not so long from now. huge tip!
long awaited new material from the detroit master andres on moodymanns >other< label. in true mahogani music style they decided to release the second of his two eps before the first. there has been a new andres album rumoured for a while now so we are thinking this is the second half of it. theres eleven tracks in total, with a few skits and interludes bridging the gap between classic detroit house jams and gospel style vocal tracks that kdj himself would be proud of. this one was well worth the wait!!
full album release from andres featuring all the tracks from his two vinyl eps on mahogani. fusing both his house and hip-hop sides this album is the missing link between kdj and j dilla. check the slowed down version of shari vari for proof. killer!