during these days where lo-fi analogue house productions seems to be the it thing, its time to dig out a release by one of the true pioneers of house music. not an outsider but one of the names thats been around forever and thats known for several timeless house classics.
vinalog’s new ep on relative delivers raging club music with 4 cuts balancing the uk and berlin sound with a masterful touch. the two mixes of “flashback” on the a side provide raw, nasty house with a punchy groove and luscious vocal samples. b side sees two variations of the same motif: “recall 97” has strong uk bass heavy influences with an acid touch and spanish-mumbling vocals, while “redub 97” is a more stripped down version of the latter able to deliver for the dance floor with a more broken-beat rhythmic pattern.
the e.p kicks off with she can dance, a slow burning acid number that has elements of deep, grooving house from the detroit school. in fact, the second cut low control bares the influence of detroit too, with its murky, dubbed-out chords ala luke hess moving into a punchy bassline with minimal but functional drum patterns. proceedings get a bit more bouncy on the smoking hat, a quirky acid romp on the less daft side of ceephax, and the perfect soundtrack to accompany a feature-length documentary about.... a smoking hat. finishing up the e.p is fudge fingas remix of low control, the only man qualified to make an already deep as fuck track even deeper. theres been some on-point criticisms about a lot recent deep stuff getting lost in noodly jazz territory, but we are in no danger of that nonsense with fudge fingas at the controls: accomplished a musician he may be, hes never been one to lose the way, and this mix proves his deft and subtle remix talents. dabj done done it again, and hopefully this is the first in a long line of productions from vernon.
cabin fever are back once again, this time with a fine 12inch from the mysterious edward mixx. dr beat is a straight up acieed rocker that takes u back to the sweaty proto house raves of 1987.on the flip olati beat hits nice & slow and is one hell of a drum machine workout.
first released in 1988, a huge year in house music history on unknown chicago label: critical house records. produced by billy jack williams using a minimal gear list including roland s tr-707 drum machine, casio sk-1 sampler and yamaha dx-7 synthesizer. billy jack went on to create the global smash hit warehouse days of glory by new deep society. official 2016 re issue!!
asiko disko - jt uses classic drum machines, sneaky acid lines and a mike dunn-esqe vocal to create this underground gem.
gaia - this track is sure to be a dj favorite. pounding tribal rhythms, hypnotic chants and an arrangement demanding to stay in the mix. this is a dj weapon.
asiko disko (dave aju remix) - having been a fan of dave aju for a while we thought it would be a hoot to get a remix from him. the result is a slow burning, shimmering remix that takes the original and shoots into space.
gaia (lance desardi remix) - our main man lance desardi turns in a electric remix. taking the original and delving into darker territory. new sonic creatures rotate around deep bass tones, hypnotic chants and new directions.