Category Archives: House

Kerri Chandler – Atmosphere Ep Track 1

Taken off  the ‘Atmosphere Ep’ and released back in 1993, this is regarded as a classic in the electronic music world. Listen a few times and it’s easy to hear how the tag is justified, this is often considered one of Chandler’s best releases. Simplistic in nature the track oozes warmth and soul and the groove is unstoppable.

I find it somewhat comforting that tracks from such a long time ago still stand up with as much relevance now as they did upon release. Some might consider this a worrying trend, however I prefer to look at the positives and celebrate an amazing song and talented producer. For lovers of all things deep in house music – Enjoy!

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FCL – Let’s Go

Out on the We Play House label, the collaboration of FCL between label boss Red D and San Soda ‘Lets Go’ is a certified club killer. Deep house with a gospel tinged breakdown that sends chills down the spine. In context and played properly this track tears a heaving dancefloor to pieces. This can be found in many a discerning DJ’s bag and will feature in late night sets for a while to come.

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Super Value Edits – Eddie Kendricks – Goin’ Up In Smoke

This amazing re-work of a classic from yesteryear is a prime example of the benefit in less is more. Taking the best bits from the original that are complimentary and opening with a hypnotic groove and subtle vocal overtones, this is one is certainly best suited to a packed dancefloor in the early hours of the morning (which is where I first heard it). Getting well into the track before the real drop the long four four beat lays the platform for it to shine in its full glory around the  5.oo minute mark and what a wondrous drop it is. I need to be honest and say that I don’t know who was responsible for this edit but to all the people who are opposed to editing classics then I would tell them to listen to this and then re-think that stance.

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Tiger and Woods ‘Gin Nation’

Tiger and Woods ‘Gin Nation’

This tune is doing serious damage in my musical spectrum at the moment. ‘Gin Nation’ by the mysterious production duo Tiger and Woods is a strange one as no one knows who these cats are and there is very little information available on them. Not even my good friend and man in the know Nathan McLay of Future Classic fame knows who they are and that is saying something. Regardless the two make seriously good music along the disco and house vein and everything they put out is killer. For me never has a tune on the lower BPM spectrum had so much groove and impact. Can’t wait to see what these guys bring out next.

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The Revenge – Heavy Love (Edit)

The Revenge – Heavy Love (Edit)

Picked up the 12″ of this recently and it’s been on constant rotation. This combines all the styles of music that are dear to me Funk, Soul, Boogie, and Disco. The low slung BPM is a bit of a trick as the groove is so deep and heavy that you can’t help but get caught up in it. A classic  and tasteful re-working of a beautiful Marvin Gaye tune. Followers of Friday Funk will know that there is heavy love for both Marvin Gaye and The Revenge. Feel the vibe…

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Ray Mang – Look Into My Eyes

Ray Mang – Look Into My Eyes

Brand new release on the always consistent DFA label. Mr Mang knows how to bring the goods with his original take on the Disco House sound. This slow burner keeps building with layers of instrumentation until the groove takes hold of you and you can’t sit still. Quality music.

* This weeks tune is dedicated to WB.

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Sydney Festival and Days Like This Special

Al Green – Let’s Stay Together

 

The Bamboos – Tighten it Up

 

Methodman and Redman – How High

 

The Quantic Soul Orchestra feat Alice Russel – Pushin’ on

 

Lovefingers Edit – Sammy Barbot ‘Mexico’

 

Pepe Bradock – Deep Burnt

 

Mayer Hawthorne – The Ills

 

Roots Manuva – Witness

The selection for today showcases some of the many artists that the city of Sydney is blessed to experience in way one or another this weekend either at the Sydney Festival or Days Like This festival.  This weekend promises to be something special and i hope you all get the chance to take in what these artists have to offer.

 

 

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