Fledgling imprint Praterei cut a swathe of enthusiasm and intrigue when their debut release Juno Jam dropped way back in August, with the names responsible still a mystery. Round two and the label is maintaining an air of mystique, with little to no additional information on whom exactly Michel Ferragosto and 7 Citizen are. The more resolute deep house heads might uncover the truth after some digging but we'd rather focus on the bottom heavy music. On "Keep House In Your Mind" Ferragosto cuts together a surfeit of vocal samples to form the title to a backdrop of spinal key stabs and a brilliantly raw procession of kicks and hi-hats. The same Gil-Scott Heron diatribe plundered by Moodymann and more recently Kanye West makes a brief appearance before the track drops into a scorching wash of emotive chords. On the flip 7 Citizens drops a more traditional deep house cut with "Watsons Party Seven" which is driven by shimmering synth melodies that resonate with warmth atop punchy drums, the track really finding it's natural groove after a brief vocal interlude.
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