|1.||"Ghetto Man" (7:22)|
|2.||"Don't Wait Up" (5:00)|
|1.||"48 Hours" (7:06)|
Omar-S affiliate Big Strick can usually be relied upon to deliver solid, soul-flecked deep house with that distinctive Detroit touch. That's certainly what he delivers on Simple Pleasures, the latest 12" for his 7 Days Entertainment imprint, and his first outing of 2015. There's a lovely warmth and sun-kissed fluidity to bongo-laden opener "Ghetto Man", whose enduring appeal is partly based on the delicious melodiousness of Strick's hazy electronic pianos. "Don't Wait Up" successfully riffs on a similar theme, before "48 Hours" displays the veteran Detroiter's skills with dense percussion and ocean-deep chords. Best of all, though, is the dreamy beatdown of "Illuminated", whose thicket drum machine beats and glassy-eyed pads are particularly memorable.
Ennio Styles, Patrick Luca (Saft | Pulp | Born), Old Spice, John Heckle, Andy Ash, Ilija Rudman ( Imogen Recordings ), Thomas Cox, Steven Tang (Emphasis Recordings), Satore (Hizou Deep Rooted Music), Juno Recommends Deep House, Luke Solomon, Fabio Monesi (Wilson Records), Detroit Swindle, Sameed, Nasty Boy, Last Mood, Aleqs Notal, Ptaki
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