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People have told me that A&R is a lost art in dance music, and when you finally see it done right, you can understand what they're saying. Olivier Desmet of Amenti consistently signs some of the top names in...
The Sacrifice: In the mid-2000s, Quentin Harris was a dance music powerhouse. But despite his outspoken and over the top nature, his musical offerings of late have been relatively sparse.
This is a soulful and jazzy mix (beginning with the epic Chuck Roberts vocal "In the beginning there was Jack and Jack had a groove, and from this groove came the groove of all grooves, and while one day...
This is your peak-hour stomper for the months flowing into summer and maybe beyond. Michelle Weeks is well-known as a vocalist by this point, but I hadn't a clue who the hell the "Cookie Monsterz" were (and I still...
This EP is my May choice for a crazy-party track (as opposed to some deeper selections reviewed this month). "All Day All Night" has a Hip-House feel, while the funk and bits of dirty innuendo make this a fun...
Whatever your style of House, there's a version of deepness in here that you need to share with the masses. My top picks: Bazil's Vox Dub is sweet and lounge-y, with a sporadic sax line that makes your ears go...
It needs to be said: Hearing Jay-J's mix of Marco from Rome's "Take Me Away" makes me jizz in my pants a little bit. D'layna's deliciously magical vocals - which also stand out in MFR's original "Take Me Away,"...
Bambino's headmaster Da Sunlounge kills it with his most recent release Skin Tight. The title track hits the mark with that signature midlands sound a la Toka Project, Inland Knights, Kinky Movement, and The Littlemen. The tune rides a...
This set of remixes of an '06 track now come with some deep South African remix influence. The vocals slowly draw you in with the concept (along the lines of "sorry, bud, it was good but she's leavin' you")...
If this magazine has made it into your House Music-loving hands, an introduction to Mark Farina is probably unnecessary. From the creation of the Mushroom Jazz series to winding up on Top DJs of the World lists by URB,...
Lydia's take: "Don't Fight Love" is this LP's hidden gem, complete with horns, a gaggle of what I can only imagine are lovely ladies backin' up with some "yeaaaahhhhh, yeaaaaah"s, and a bouncy, poppy groove all the way through....
San Francisco-based Prismatic Tracks has been making a waves in House Music with the unconventional and broad range of styles that they purvey. Prismatic staples Cubik & Origami come with an intensely tech-infused House release with their tune "Bought...
This is a mix from Spencer Kincy aka Gemini from the late 1990s called "Experiments." It is split into Side A and Side B as the original mix was distributed on cassette tape and is preserved that way here. Our...
Guesthouse Music stands tall with another solid vinyl release. GM is one of the few labels of its niche in House Music still pushing vinyl in the recently overwhelming digital age of music. This release features House phenom DJ...
Listening to the mesmerizing horn come in on Pete le Freq's "Rise" makes being up at 10:47 pm totally tolerable and even enjoyable, despite the looming 5:30 am alarm. Throw in the funky bassline, hi-hat and keys and you'll...

Bryan Jones: Face It EP

A sneaky, sinister bassline punctuates the original mix of the title track of Bryan Jones' new Face It EP on his own Control Recordings. The live vocal sample works perfectly - it's just a call-back/response from a show. I...
Funk? Soul? Disco? Some crazy vocal lines? Yeah, this has it - all. If you're a a fan of groovy Disco House - mostly on the slower side (120-ish), you gotta grab this. First, you will listen to the...
The original is perfect if you dig the funk. Quick saxophone honks and simple keys drift in and out of this one. There's some odd, guitar-like break for 16 bars, which I'd never like on its own but it...
Netherlands duo Dutchican Soul really turn it out on this rockin' new release from Miguel Migs' fantastic Salted imprint. The duo's classic House style takes you right to the dance floor with the title cut "Got To Get Down"....
When you grab the bassline from Fingers Inc. "Mystery of Love" and a the vocals from a popular Jesse Jackson speech intertwined with some drums that keep moving throughout the track and add a couple different synths in the...

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