Over the past twelve months, we’ve seen almost as many 12″s from Liverpool’s Deep Space Orchestra. Between their house and their disco lays some Detroit, and the quality’s constantly been on the rise. If they’re not yet making standout banging underground hits, they still manage to always catch our attention with nuggets such as this recent one :
Not leagues away from the almost ever satisfying Mark E, Deep Space Orchestra‘s just about to release their new EP, and it’s a blast. Containing three alternate mixes of their Hold Me Back song, the regular one, the oldschool acid one, and our fave, the cosmic boogie one, I just think they might soon catch many people’s attention as well :
If you fancy all this, you would be well advised to check their full soundcloud page for past and future transmissions.
The new Damu EP on Keysound looks like it’s gonna be one of the big 2011 records.
After some great tracks for Tom Lea‘s Local Action, the new prodigy is unleashing some of the warmest tunes, perfectly capturing the spirit of our times (riots included?) with a joyous mixture of house, garage, dubstep and wonky beats… His upcoming stuff for montreal’s HGLDT‘s Swing and Skip does wonders to the ears, the hips, the shoulders and the feets, but I think the best is yet to come with this Ridin’ EP.
This is a preview of all four tracks. If I had to pick one, start at 4:04, with “Be free”!
UPDATE : apparently, his debut album also is set for release on Keysound later this year, and the little we’ve heard sounds fantastic!
The other day I read a spectacularly insightful interview with one of my all-time musical heroes, Rodney Bakerr. Mr Bakerr was one of the most original and forward-thinking Chicago house producers.
With his Rockin’ House label, he created underground acid house hits with an attention for musicality. He often did was is now prohibited : he added live guitars and other live instruments. The result sounded like nothing else at the time, but it was still some darn good dance music! He also contributed in a major way in the shaping of house music after publishing the very first Roland house music drum patterns, as early as 1987! An older cat then the youngsters who were building the house nation, Rodney came from a rock/punk background and offered different insights from the regular disco heads, which is probably why his music still sounds relevent to this day.
Here are a few highlights to enjoy while reading the Gridface linked interview.
Shouts to Jacob Arnold