Paper Music Issue 1 gets us off to a classic start this week – Floor friendly deep house with a broad streak of funk and tight beats which came out on the seminal Paper Recordings label in 1995. I first came across the track on a compilation called “High in a basement” which a good friend loaned to me, turning my attention towards deep house for the first time. It’s a seminal compilation in my mind, featuring the likes of Faze Action, Idjut Boys, DiY, A Man Called Adam and Paper Music from a time when UK deep house was on the rise in the 1990s.
Jump forward 16 years and there’s new music from Mountaineer, Alvaro Hylander, Estroe, and Maxim Buldakov, plus some recent faves by Lord of The Isles, Alex Agore, Cavalier and Q-Burns Abstract Message. Blakdoktor’s “I Believe So Strong” briefly returns us to the 90s, while DJ Assassin provides some heavyweight, bass-driven grooves from his Recode Recordings label. “Warehouse glory” and “Deep is happening” recall an underground, acid house vibe, with rampantly addictive basslines that bounce around like giant rubber balls in a box.
Pick of the week though is “The Day It Snowed In Chicago”, a beautiful deep house cut that perfectly evokes the all-encompassing, chilly quiet of a city waking to a fresh covering of snow. The bassline has that classic Chicago sound to it, while snappy beats and cool synths round off the production. A sublime cut. Roy Gilles is a producer I only came across recently (hats off to Laurence for the tip!), but I’ll definitely be keeping watch for more of his stuff.
Thanks to everyone who tuned in to Future Music radio for the live broadcast or came along to the Deep House Cafe in Second Life. Great to see you all! Back with more in a few weeks time – In the meantime enjoy the mix.
Olaf Quintessa – In Deep #29
Recorded live on Future Music radio, 6th Jul 2011
120 mins. 192 kbps MP3 (164 MB).
1. Paper Music Issue 1 – Downtime
2. Mountaineer – Always Coming Home (Tuff City Kids Remix)
3. Estroe – Driven (Distortion Remix 1)
4. Lord Of The Isles – We Were There Dancin Freestyle
5. Erdbeerschnitzel – To An End (Tuff City Kids Remix)
6. Joe Drive – Towards the Light
7. Conforce – Pretty Far From Here
8. Maxim Buldakov – You Know (Roy Gilles Yes Baby’s Remix)
9. Alex Agore – Love Confusion
10. Roy Gilles – The Day It Snowed In Chicago
11. Maxim Buldakov – Obnimal It Is (Eddi Shkiper Remix)
12. Cavalier – Napoletano
13. Roy Gilles – Jazzy African Jungle
14. Eddi Shkiper – Dream Logic
15. Alvaro Hylander – Cream Soda (Blakkat Remix)
16. Dr.Bass – Sentiment
17. Jerome Sydenham, Aschka – Daphne (Brooklyn Dub Mix)
18. DJ Assassin – Warehouse Glory (Strobe Mix)
19. DJ Assassin – Deep Is Happening (Detroit Soul Mix)
20. Blakdoktor – I Believe So Strong (Blakdoktor Dub)
21. Joe DiPadova, Shea Marshall – I Love It (Dub Mix)
22. Spirit Catcher, Compuphonic – Cleaver
23. Q-Burns Abstract Message – This Time feat. Lisa Shaw (LB’s Is This The Vocal Remix)
24. BRS – Just Go (Andy Compton’s Dirty Dub)
Picture credit: Cheshire, Second Life