Lift Him Up (Ian Friday Tea Party instrumental dub)
Review: New mixes of this classic. Latin tinged piano and spiritual male vocal make for a serious gospel house sound. Ian Friday's mixes kick the energy up a bit for those peak hours, and the Mark Mendoza old skool mix will take you back, stripped down to the track's essence - with added vocals. The original is also worth revisiting, it's still quite a track on it's own.
Review: Jersey's veterans 280 West make a big-time return to Phuture Soul with this powerful three-track EP of soulful, garagey vocal house. "I Never Knew" is classic Jersey, a big-time male vocal with some chunky drums and disco horns blasting away on the hypnotic, catchy soulful groove - the A-side "West" mix is a stormer for the clubs. On the flip you've got a super-fat dub mix and the beatless reprise mix to do some DJing damage with. Fans of DJ Spen and the East Coast sound will be all over this big time release.
Review: Composed & produced by Alexandre Finkine & Patrice Larrar. Real nice piece of house music here, with Fudge & Rork remixes. Already big supports from Jamie Lewis, Nick Holder, Ralf Gum, Sergio Flores, Roy Davis Jr, Aaron Ross, Nicolas Matar, Alex from Tokyo, Franck Roger, Marlon D, Neil Aline, Kiko Navarro, Leo Cuenca, DJ Yass.
Review: Skint cull four of their biggest hits from last years fifteenth anniversary comp for this twelve inch that demonstrates the breadth of their output. Side A pitches Tiga's classic 07 electro reworking of Tomas Anderson against the industrial techno pressure that is Dave Clarke's "Dirtbox". On the flip you get a reminder of when MSTRKRFT were actually quite good with their thumping rework of Goose which is an uneasy bed fellow for X Press 2's chart bothering deep house collab with David Byrne. These tracks have been out of print for ages so it's nice to get another opportunity to grab them on vinyl.
Review: This is the first release from Friends Of The Family, a label that promises to be a very exciting. Veteran producers Andy Morris and Dick Trevor team up for a slab of high quality house music with "Just Believe".