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2018 is proving to be an inspiring year already. Off the back of a guest mix from NiceTraxUK, and a February session crammed to the brim with incredible music, we have a follow up collaboration with Monosonics where we revisit what we started with Radio Eden Pt I, which is also available on both our pages so I recommend you track it down too if you haven't heard it. The mentality here is simply to riff on the revelatory feel of authentic late 90s Gallic house (before it became commodified and pigeonholed) but expand it to sounds which share that same 4am basement shuffle sensibility. That sweet spot in the small hours where you're so absorbed that the worldly preoccupations beyond those walls dissolve and you become a string on a bow, resonating with the music. I took the first 4 and 9-12 with monosonics handling 5-8 and playing us out from 13-16. Finally do go and check Monosonics here, he has a musical lexicon all his own and, as a fellow stalwart from the Bar Vinyl days where we played together in Camden each Saturday night, he's an authentic voice.

01. Honey Dijon, Tim K, Nomi Ruiz - Love Muscle
02. Llorca - All Right (S3A remix)
03. Soledrifter - Striking
04. Din Jay - Everyday (DuBeats remix)
05. Jaleal Meadows – Fly Away (BPM Instrumental Mix)
06. P.M. Project & Cee Ellassaad – Stay By My Side (Cee Vocal Dub)
07. Brame & Hamo – Clarence (Smooth Mix)
08. Rings Around Saturn – Abarth
09. Sandboards - Nothing But A Freak
10. From P60 with Lisa Shaw - Magic (Chuck Love Dub)
11. Matt D & Lukemberg - It’s Dub Baby
12. Reelsoul - 2morrow
13. Celestial Strangers – Refuge of Dreams
14. Tidy Daps – Rolling
15. Azteca & Bolivar – Living In Bliss
16. Adjust – Flying Dutchman (Diablo Mix)

Direct download: Radio_Eden_II.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 10:30am UTC

Following January's excellent guest set from Stuart of NICETRAXUK comes the first installment of the year from me, and with it a reflective mood. Inevitably when doing something for a protracted period of time it can start to feel like a habit, and while music is one I'd never wish to kick, the process of labouring carefully over shows in the hope that they reach, and move people, before hitting 'publish' only realistically to send them off into the ether to be largely ignored alongside a million others each vying for the same slice of limited collective attention span can start to feel a little deflating. It all comes back to one question "why do you do this?" I'm prompted to ask this of myself having seen two other shows I enjoyed finish recently (Leigh Morgan's Urban torque and Doc Scott's Future Beats radio show), and at it's heart that answer has to be "self fulfillment". All the plaudits in the world won't vindicate the effort if you don't feel proud of what you've done, but if you truly feel, and enjoy what you do I think it's easier to be at peace with limited recognition/exposure as you've created it with integrity, which is maybe the key to any success you may find in life.  Anyway without getting too deep about it, this session has found me with a renewed vigour for the music, having delved into the past for some truly special tracks, Shadows by Nick Holder, and Soul Searching 3 by Rasoul, both long overdue a spot on this show. There's also plenty of sumptuous vocal action in the early part of this session. Oh and another first for deep transmissions, the first track to be played on two shows, Evans Above by Dubble D. It was on Stuart's guest mix and blew me away so had to include it here too. Be sure to support it when it comes out later in the month.

01. Nick Holder - Shadows
02. Shur-I-Kan - Kermit's Lodge
03. DJ Rasoul - Soul Searching 3 (Let Me Love You)
04. Nick Holder - Beautiful
05. DuBeats - Tender Love
06. Terri Walker - Missing You (Opolopo remix)
07. Iz & Diz - Little Universe
08. Sondrio - Versey (Black Loops remix)
09. Fish Go Deep - Song For Repaired Piano
10. Double D - Evans Above
11. Jimpster - Ceilings
12. Zepherin Saint - One Sound
13. Riski K - Vibes (Kostya Outta remix)
14. Anja Schneider - All I See
15. Solee - Infinidad (Martin Landsky remix)
16. Portable Sunsets - Straylight (Dave DK remix)
17. Stan Kolev - We Become
18. DJ Koze - Seeing Aliens

Direct download: Straylight.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 7:27pm UTC

And so here we are with the first episode of 2018 and a bit special it is too. Regular listeners may remember that wonderful inaugural guest mix by Mark Hand featured last year. Well for this episode we have another guest session, this time from Stuart Partridge of NICETRAXUK, a label which he and Patrick Foley have been running since 2013, and which grew out of a shared love of authentic deep house music (before the term became so nebulous), and the desire to give it a platform. It was clear within minutes of talking with Stuart that he's a journeyman with an enduring passion for music, having started playing in the late 80s, Stuart went on to run the Tweekin records store in San Francisco for 6 years and in that time played with everyone from Mark Farina to Charles Webster. As someone who purchased a fair few releases on Tweekin it is with great pleasure that I am now able to shine a light on NICETRAXUK, please do check the label out on the links below and support this fine imprint.

01. Gauss - Dweller [Ornate Music - forthcoming]
02. Michael Zucker - Narrow Is The Gate - [Finale Sessions - forthcoming]
03. Art Of Tones - I Just(Can't Get Over It) (Terrence Parker remix) [Beer]
04. Lil' Mark - Inevitable [NICETRAXUK - forthcoming]
05. Nathan Haines/Verna Francis - Earth Is The Place (Atjazz remix) [Foliage]
06. Saison - Everybody [Large]
07. Dubble D (aka Moodymanc) - Grande Piazza [Well Cut]
08. Lorenz Rhode - And I Said [Dirt Crew Recordings]
09. Jonno & Tommo - Dirty Nylons [Finale Sessions - forthcoming]
10. Deepkeen - Follow Me (Alex Soltirov Mix) [Different Attitudes]
11. Dubble D (aka Moodymanc) - Evans Above [NICETRAXUK - forthcoming]
12. Groove Assassin - Thinkin' Bout U [Things May Change!]
13. J Cub - Mestizo (Toni Lionni Remix) [NICETRAXUK - forthcoming]
14. Michael Zucker - Just Believe [Finale Sessions - forthcoming]

Direct download: Guest_Transmission_with_NICETRAXUK.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 7:31pm UTC

As the finish line on 2017 comes into view we've another transmission clocking in at just shy of the 2 hour mark to usher in turkey time. No Bradley Walsh christmas covers here though, just a selection of all I'm loving right now, both current, and a little further back. Highlights are the Twice Movement cut, Bound to the Beat, taken from the hens teeth Cosmic Groove EP on Groovence out of France. Thanks to Thibaut from the label for hooking me up on this as I completely missed the 12" when it dropped and there are very few around now. Also finally got to include 'Lights Go Out' from the perenially superb Trevor Deep Jr, a constant favourite of mine. The KiNK and DJ Seinfeld tracks are also worth a mention, particularly as the Seinfeld LP which came out this month has been a contender for house LP of the year for me. This is the last transmission of the year so thanks for listening and here's to 2018.

1. Lukas Lyrestam - Hang Around (Powel remix)
2. Roberto Palmero, Matt Prehn - This No (Matt Prehn Dark Rub)
3. Twice Movement - Bound To The Beat
4. Erik Ellman - Ease Harmony (M.ono remix)
5. Scott Diaz & Max Footwork - There's No Time To Waste
6. Twolegs, Kaytronik, Karizma - Worth It (Kaytronik's Worth It Dub)
7. Kisch, Leela D, Alice Klark - Flame (Alice Clark remix)
8. Hyenah, Nonku - Phases
9. Jaidene Veda, Ursula Rucker, Nick Holder - Humble Pie (Inst.)
10. Phase Dee - Nightpath
11. La Deep - Savoury
12. DJ Seinfeld - Too Late for U and M1
13. Joyce Muniz - Mushroom Disco
14. Guri, Eider - Black Hole (Carlos Sanchez remix)
15. DJ Hell - Guede (Joyce Muniz remix)
16. Octo Octa - Adrift (Dorisburg remix)
17. Earth Trax - I Gave You Everything
18. Bambook - Not The One (Flashmob remix)
19. Trevor Deep Jr - Lights Go Out
20. Raär - Räve
21. KiNK - Yom Thorke


Direct download: Nightpath.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 9:12pm UTC

This episode is an extended set reflecting all that's transpired since last month's. The inspiration for it comes from a perception bending 3 week trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, and the cover photo was taken 36,000ft above the Caspian coastal plains of Iran chasing a cloudless dusk. So much special music to chew over here from the latest release by Balaphonic (aka Moodymanc) through to an array of vinyl only tracks by Tobi Danton, Harrison BDP, Telfort and Malouane, and of course something a bit different to close the set out from Tee Mango. The first part of the mix represents some of the music which soundtracked a mesmerising, blazingly humid few days in Cambodia while the spine forages from more familiar territory to listeners of deep transmissions. Finally watch out for the 'Soulfuric Acid' EP on NicetraxUK due out in November exclusively through Juno, and which will no doubt feature on the next show.

1. Kareem Lotfy - Fr3sh
2. Four Tet - Two Thousand and Seventeen
3. Laurence Guy feat. Steve Spacek - Drum Is A Woman
4. Balaphonic - Sunflowers In Dub
5. Delakeyz - Our Roots
6. Leon Revol - Outside
7. Malouane - Discovery One 404
8. Prophets of a New Generation - Seek And You Will Find
9. Lil' Mark & Jcub - Epic 40
10. Telfort - Until Now (Julius Steinhoff version)
11. Harrison BDP - It's Foggy Outside
12. Dodi Palese - Slightly
13. Dwson - Luna
14. Tobi Danton - NYC Days
15. DJ Aakmael - Mood Capacity
16. Nils Penner, Johnjon - Multa (Johnjon remix)
17. Chromatic Filters - Slow Emotions (Fouk remix)
18. Demarkus Lewis - Ain't Nobody Else
19. Byron The Aquarius - Song For a Friend
20. Nachtbraker - Hamdi
21. Tee Mango - I See You Dancin'

Direct download: Caspian.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58pm UTC

Late in the month and already finding us contemplating the downswing into the rainy season, this session kicks off with the sumptuous opener from Dauwds recent LP 'Theory Of Colours' before traversing excellent new tracks by Closed Paradise, forthcoming on Fina, Stan Serkin, forthcoming on F*CLR, and the long overdue inclusion of the underground mix of Freedom Train by Groovestyle, a track the wonderful Kenny Hawkes pretty much made his own.

1. Dauwd - Macadam Therapy
2. Couros - Circles
3. Closed Paradise - Praise
4. Owen Jay & Melchior Sultana - Bubbles Floating In The Sky
5. LTS - Drifting (Nathan G Dub Paradiso)
6. Grant - The Depth
7. Pepe - Bay Moon
8. Demuja - Sugar
9. JohNick - Good Time
10. Eli Escobar - Seein You (Saison remix)
11. Groovestyle - Freedom Train (Underground mix)
12. Stan Serkin - Save Me
13. James Dexter - Have It Like That
14. Strandtuch - Dreamland

Direct download: Last_Stop.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 11:04pm UTC

Originally intended for release in May this one has taken a little longer than expected, owing in part to some last minute discoveries upsetting the order of things. I just had to include the lovely new remix of Vanilla Ace's Get It On by Scott Diaz. There's a bit of everything here, reassuringly deep out of the blocks, moving through accents of jazz and restrained disco via the AMIR and Vanilla Ace tracks, and then down into the deepest of subterranean recesses with Homepark, Nthng & Ben Sims.

These are troubled times but there's always respite to be had in good music, and along with love and compassion it's just about the finest gift we have to give.

1. Slacker - See Yourself
2. Atjazz - Dry Red Line
3. Sweely - All The Reasons
4. Goshawk - High In The Evergreens
5. Awanto 3 - Pregnant
6. Vanilla Ace - Get It On (Scott Diaz 'Hint of Disco' remix)
7. Jay Potter - Such An Ease
8. Thatmanmonkz - Got 2 Get 2 (Ducktape Dub)
9. Jimpster - Where You Are
10. AMIR - The Monologue (DJ Aaakmael Unxpozd mix)
11. Homepark - RFMS
12. Nthng - 1996
13. Huxley - Callin'
14. Ben Sims pres. Ron Bacardi - Rock Your Body
15. Radio Slave - Bell Clap Dance (TCK mix)
16. Karim Sahraoui - White Horse
17. Christoph - Alone
18. Shanti Celeste - Make Time
19. Bicep - Closing Sequence


Direct download: Failed_Systems.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 8:02pm UTC

This episode has been a little delayed as there were so many vinyl releases I wanted to fit in but now it's here there's a distinct nod to the past with some timeless material from Ron Trent, After Hours and Freeform Five, giving way to newer material from Marquis Hawkes, Rimbaudian & Lootbeg. Of special mention are the always essential treatments by Mark Hand, and Goshawk who serves up a gorgeous vocal production, 'My Heart', which will set up basecamp in your brain after the first listen. Finally a brace of crackers from Baltra, who I should have featured sooner, rounds things out.

1. Marcel Vogel - Human Being (NY*AK feat Mark Hand remix)
2. Ron Trent - Hooked On Your Love (1984)
3. After Hours - Waterfalls (4 A.M. Mix)
4. Howling - Phases (Club Edit)
5. Freeform Five - One Day (Salt City Orchestra mix)
6. Lootbeg - Float
7. Long Island Sound - Field Echoes
8. Munro - Midnight Rhythm
9. Compuphonic - Slow Bilbao
10. Schatrax - Mispent Years
11. Goshawk - My Heart (Feat. Astral T)
12. Kings Of Tomorrow - Closer (feat. Alex Mills)
13. Rimbaudian - Drop it On Em
14. Joy Orbison - Right Ov
15. Baltra - Tears Drop
16. Marquis Hawkes - The Burning Light
17. Baltra - Untitled (A)

Direct download: Burning_Light.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 5:55pm UTC

Best foot forward for 2017 with another tale of two halves spun over a 19 track set taking you through some of my favourite downtempo cuts, including a brace of tracks by Fatdog, both culled from the excellent recent EP on the eponymously titled label. The second half navigates the early hours with incredible tracks from the likes of Paul Woolford, Mark Henning, and a simply mesmeric cut by Michael Mayer & Kolsch.

1. Purple Velvet - Live At The Mill
2. 2 Bit Crew - Your Sun Belongs To Me
3. Fatdog - Down
4. Salt City Orchestra Feat. Derrick Carter - Got Change For a Twenty
5. Fatdog - Oh God
6. Kid Fonque & D. Malice - Life Is Real feat. Ruby White (Kid Fonque Refix)
7. Laurence Guy - Love & Be Loved
8. Central - Twice The Space In Space
9. Strandtuch - Copa
10. Michael Ashe - I Don't Know (Charles Webster Remix)
11. Earth Trax - Los Conquistadores
12. Trevor Deep Jr - Prince Of Helsinki
13. Michael Mayer & Kolsch - Dogma 1
14. Paul Woolford - Heaven & Earth (Part 1)
15. Jesper Dahlback - What Is The Time Mr Templar
16. Mark Henning - Jaguar
17. Fred P - Energy Soul
18. Sam Smith - Like I Can (Jonas Rathsman Remix)
19. Ambivalent - Daylights

Direct download: In_Passing.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 12:00am UTC

Transmission#67 - Guest Transmission with Mark Hand

Back in March I did something unprecedented and approached a guest musician, whose work I had been avowedly into for some time, to see if he would be up for doing a mix for Deep Transmissions.

The man in question, Mark Hand, possesses a portfolio of exquisitely crafted music, with immaculate releases on Signals, Fatdog and Vicario records, alongside playing keys for King Bee, and readying a forthcoming second EP for Fatdog.

In spite of this, and his ongoing sound engineering engagements, he still found time to put this together which says as much for Mark as a person as it does a musician. So without further delay it is my great pleasure to share this very special guest transmission by Mark Hand.

You've had the wait, now enjoy the good thing.

Be sure to check Mark at the following spaces for more uncommonly good music:

1. Floating Points - For Marmish (Pluto)
2. Jordan Blacksmith - Naja (Transfigured Time)
3. Leif - Every Cloud (Ornate Music)
4. Kevin Reynolds - Fembehyaget (Yoruba Records)
5. NY*AK (Featuring Mark Hand & Musumami) - Shadow (Technicolour/Ninja Tune)
6. Moony Me - Daydreamin' (Vicario LTD)
7. Genius of Time - Gliese 581g (Aniara Recordings)
8. Mark Hand - Assumptions (Fatdog Records)
9. Fatdog - Why U* (Mark Hand *rhodes piano) (forthcoming on Fatdog Records)
10. NY*AK & Mark Hand - Can't You See (Vicario LTD)
11. Tenderlonius - Contrast (Transfigured Time)
12. Soulphiction - Roots revisited (Freud-am-Tanzen Recordings)
13. Beady Belle - When my anger starts to cry (Universal International)
14. Timeline - Moment in Marseille (Underground Resistance)
15. Arnheim - Late night in the loft (Austere)
16. Talk Talk - Happiness is Easy (12"mix) (EMI)
17. Four Hands - Sea of Love (interlude) (Signals)
18. Timeline - Light my Fire (Underground Resistance)
19. Four Hands - Sea of Love (outro) (Signals)

Direct download: Mark_Hands_Guest_Podcast_for_Deep_Transmissions.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 10:28pm UTC

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