Release Date: 16th February 2018
The Solar Phenomena label welcomes Achim Maerz for its fifth EP. The Hamburg producer is an associate of labels like Don't Be Afraid, where last year he released his mini-album of rough and ready house tracks that are improvised and innovative. The four cuts he serves up here are just as special and have an ethereal air to them.
In My House opens things up with serene synth work and lush Detroit stylings. It's a deep and widescreen track that encourages you to dream. Fresh Air is a little more upright, with rattling hits and pixelated, long tailed synths lingering above the rooted drums. As the title suggests, Leaving This Planet is a cosmic exploration, with ambient keys and meditative atmospheres joined by only the most subtle and suggestive sense of rhythm way down below. Last of all is Two Times, a beautiful deep house track with deft synths drifting, bleeding and wandering off into a starry night sky. All in all, then, these are truly thoughtful house tracks.
a1. In My House
a2. Fresh Air
b1. Leaving This Planet
b2. Two Times
Released 2nd February 2018
Doe Dee is a new label curated by stalwart Sydney DJ / Fbi Radio Presenter Kato releasing forward thinking club music from Australia to the world. The first release sees the two personalities of Melbourne producer Fergus Sweetland splitting 2 sides of a liquorice pizza.
On the A side SWEETLAND shines with unique energetic yet emotional deep[ish] house workout with a beautiful deep dubby re-rub from Sydney’s own HUBERT CLARKE JR [100% Silk / Wolf Music / OTiS]
While on the B side SUGREF takes things considerably darker with a brooding electro influenced acid trip alongside a chunky uptempo dub house workout from Sydney duo ALBA [aka Cop Envy and Sam Weston]
Artwork from Sydney Pony Club’s Taylor Tinnies humorously celebrates the diversity of the Melbourne and Sydney music scenes circa 2017.
a1. Sweetland - Claypots
a2. Sweetland - Claypots (Hubert Clarke Jr Remix)
b1. Sugref - Relic Of Sugref
b2. Sugref - Relic Of Sugref (Alba Remix)
Released 2nd February 2018
Causa steps up to lead up the way for Boogie Box’s third release, delivering two House cuts, Calo and Cantales, in dedication to his friend and colleague Marcus Intalex aka Trevino who sadly passed away last year. Calo gets a rework on Side B by Aus Music regular Komon and Berlin’s rising Techno star Pablo Mateo.
b1. Calo (Komon Remix)
b2. Calo (Pablo Mateo Remix)
Released 19th January 2018
Krystal Klear debuts on Hot Haus Recs with 2 original tracks inspired by legendary clubs that defined NYC club culture in the 90s. The A side ‘Just A Little’ comes in 2 parts, a Sunday Service & Shelter mixes. On the flip the massive Dedication get’s the Sound Factory & NASA treatment - All mixes inspired by the sounds that defined each club. Non stop floor fillers, TIP!
a1. Just A Little (Sunday Service Mix)
a2. Just A Little (Twilo Mix)
b1. Dedication (Sound Factory Mix)
b2. Dedication (N.A.S.A Mix)
Release Date: 26th January 2018
Next up on Chord Jay Shepheard drops 2 original, neatly programmed percussive deep house cuts with 2 remixes from Chord residents Dudley Strangeways and Matthew Burton.
a1. The Quiet Life
a2. The Quiet Life (Dudley Strangeways remix)
b1. The Dozers Are Coming
b2. The Dozers Are Coming (Matthew Burton remix)
Release Date: Expected late January 2018
One of the best house tracks in the last 10 years, and for sure one of the few, if not the only one, that can make a guy cry! Original, Instrumental and Jazz Cafe mix all on 1 high quality remastered 12. Essential!!
a. Missing You (Instrumental)
b. Missing You (Jazz Cafe Mix)
Release Date: Expected Late January 2018
One of the most sought after releases by Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers aka Disco D!! For the very first time in almost 25 years this is available again on vinyl, remastered from one of the remaining rare vinyl copies! An essential valuable reissue!
a1. 123 Bpm
a2. 122 Bpm
a3. 121 Bpm
b1. Beat It
b2. High Noon
Repress Due 3rd September 2018
Seven exquisite deep house cuts for you by producer Toyin Agbetu. A forgotten hero responsible for some of the most exquisite music out there. From Streetsoul and Hip Hop to moody Chicago and Detroit inspired House and soulful Garage cuts. All crafted with passion, love and devotion. With this EP Frame Of Mind introduces you to some of his finest works recorded under his Shades Of Black alias selected from several out of print 1990-'92 releases from the Intrique label. Must have for fans of Mr Fingers, Larry Heard! Tip!!
a1. Make U Mine
a2. Deeper Still
b1. 2 Deep
b2. Dream On
b3. Blurton Road (Nemesis Remix)
b4. Blurton Road (Original)