||1.||"Deep Into The Light" (5:07)|
||2.||"Sad Grey Faces" (6:01)|
||1.||"Every Night" (7:36)|
||2.||"Don´t Stop (Til Morning)" (feat Kikone) (4:18)|
||1.||"Don´t Hold Me Back" (6:52)|
||1.||"Sun Storm" (5:26)|
||2.||"Little Girl" (4:16)|
Unsurprisingly, Above Smoke has long been closely associated with his brother Dubbyman's Deep Explorer label, and so it figures that the Spanish artist is releasing his debut album close to home. For those unfamiliar with the sound of Deep Explorer, think of the warmest, soul-inflected deep house rich with natural instrumentation as much as electronic elements and you should have an idea. On the album format Above Smoke has space to branch out into some refined neo soul excursions such as "Don't Stop (Till The Morning)" featuring Kikone's stirring vocal, but as ever it's the exemplary house music that truly defines this album.
Owen Jay (Batti Batti / Metrolux ), Tomi Chair, Ernie (Minuendo Recordings), TiTo (Troubled Kids Records), Superbreak, Monsieur Cedric (Serie Limitee), Jesus Gonsev, Jenifa Mayanja Bumako Recordings, Danijel Kevic
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