Annnnnd we're back with a cream-of-the-crop mix from a Thursday night house [warming] party at my place! It's an energetic blend of dark grooves and classic deep house sounds guaranteed to keep you bumpin'!
The first track is instantly recognizable as the beat & riff from Busta Rhymes' "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See", house-ified and re-formed to dance floor perfection by Sharam Jey and Kolombo in "Big Deal!".
From there we're taken back to 1994 with Romanathony's "Let Me Show You Love", a house classic given a great new angle this year with this remix by Gerd.
Keeping with the classic deep vibe, we dive into "The Break Up" from Detroit Swindle, a flashback groove despite it being just released this month.
Bringing things up with a deep rasta feel is one of my favourite artists, Miguel Migs, featuring Junior Reid with "Fire". Very house-meets-18th-Street-Lounge, love it.
Then we're into the dark and massively catchy "House is House" by Darius Syrossian and Hector Couto, it's hard to get enough of that beat and well-timed vocal samples.
Keeping things dark and dirty is a sinister remix of "It's Yours" by Jon Culter & E-Man, remixed by NiCe7. I've heard over a dozen versions of this track in one incarnation or another over the years. this one is a keeper.
Rolling along into the night Supernova brings it with "Sound of Thunder" feat. ZION, a goose-bump creating blend of gorgeous vocals and hope inspiring breaks, contrasting with a high tension bass line that you can't help but move to.
Popping back to the classic deep end, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (excellent name) shows us "Your Love" with a perfectly executed deep house synth and a high energy jackin' beat.
From there we roll back, chill out, and regroup with "Yeah" by Amine Edge. It brings soulful vocals, a delicious focus on the piano and terse electric guitar as it develops into a beautiful soundscape.
And we're back into the Miguel Migs, first with "Giving It All". Aya's soothing vocals and a building beat blend perfectly into another Migs track with Lisa Shaw (another favourite of mine) in a sassy tune called "Those Things".
Dropping into the deep and dark again, Josh Butler tells us that he's "Got A Feeling", and I dig it.
Then Lisa Shaw makes another appearance with a minimal dub synth track where her amazing voice soars in "Born to Fly".
And finally, no deep house set is complete without an appearance of Mr. V in my book, he and Chris Minus team up with "The End", remixed by Oliver $. The result is an excellent deep house vibe with conscious (and funny) lyrics that closes things off nicely.
Turn it up, especially the low end, and get dirty!
- DJ Trolld / Producer