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Transmission#62 - Shadows In The Rushes

With all the distractions the festive season presents it was dubious as to whether this one would make it into the closing stretch of 2015. Incubated throughout a wintry interlude of Trevor Deep Jr sets, Ghostpoet at the Shepherds Bush Empire, and interminable traffic in grey sleet, this is best listened to while going nowhere fast under the sodium lamps of a city folding under its own weight. Setting a contemplative tone courtesy of a rare new Global Communication remix, into a stretch of meditative, acid influenced tech house before culminating in more soulful waters toward the terminus this one is a true journey and the last one of 2015. Too many standouts to cite without reproducing most of the tracklisting so I'll let you find your own moments within it. Thanks for listening and stay locked for 2016.

01. Dusky - Skin Deep (Global Communication Remix)
02. Tantsui - The Heart
03. Cherushii - Nighsteps
04. Manuelle Musik & Steffen Sonnenschein - Adonis
05. Kocleo - Pacific Time
06. Mind Against & Locked Groove - Elysium
07. Ghostpoet - X Marks The Spot (Boxed In Remix)
08. Ben Boe - Hope For Enceladus
09. Trevor Deep Jr. & Stiletti Ana - U I Tapemixx
10. Brooklyn Is Burning - Percolatin'
11. The Organ Grinder - Trees & Sausages
12. Joyce Muniz - On You
13. Luvless - Sometimes (Desos remix)
14. Bela Brandes - Leon Diva
15. Sound Stream - Live Goes On
16. JMX - Believe It
17. Ra-Soul & Don Crisp - Love Power
18. Debukas - Carloway

Direct download: Shadows_In_The_Rushes.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 12:02am UTC

Transmission#61 - Aunt Mags' Faves

I played at a close friend's wedding last year. Aunt Mags doesn't like house music. Aunt Mags didn't dance. This is for you Aunt Mags.

Warning: Contains unfeasibly contagious acid/disco/80s/90s/balearic overtones and was prepared in a factory where nuts are used.

01. Maricopa - Soul Light
02. Fouk - Coconuts
03. Admin - No Problemo
04. Takuya Matsumoto - Trash Track
05. Tirzah - Make It Up (Club edit)
06. Les Crocodiles - La Nuit des Tropiques (Acid dub)
07. Pixelated - Caught Up In The Rapture (Pixelated Anita On Acid re-edit)
08. The Francis Inferno Orchestra - Rush Back
09. YSE Saint Laur'Ant - Keep in Step
10. George Davis - The Feather
11. Antenna - Atomic
12. 2 Bit Crew - Close
13. Pablo Valentino - La Caverne
14. YSE Saint Laur'Ant - Walked in the Room
15. Kiko Navarro - Camon Yo! (Goshawk 5AM dub)
16. Marquis Hawkes - When I Get Home

Direct download: Aunt_Mags.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 9:00pm UTC

Transmission#60 - Pale Blue

The agony of choice has resulted in an extended set for the 60th outing of Deep Transmissions. With there simply being too much essential music around of late I've let the pieces fall where they may with 17 tracks moving through the kind of deep and dubby territory reminiscent of the releases put out by the much respected driftwood label in the 90s, through to throbbing disco influenced grooves from Franck Roger and Damiano Von Erckert.

01. Auji Industries - Galant
02. Deep Space Orchestra - Let's Save (Lord of the Isles remix)
03. Auden - Hunger
04. Sei A - Hypervenom
05. Iron Curtis - Care
06. Isolee - Favouride
07. Junktion - Pale Blue Dot
08. Paul Cut - The Joy
09. Dan Shake & Medlar - Walk (Soulphiction mix)
10. Chocky - Know
11. Franck Roger - The Drift
12. Nimmo - Dilute This (Maya Jane Coles remix)
13. Ashworth - Farrell (Dudley Strangeways remix)
14. Frits Wentink - Geese
15. Lrusse - Ynyslas
16. Damiano von Erckert - Last One
17. Synapson - All In You (Rombo remix)

Direct download: Pale_Blue.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 9:13pm UTC

Transmission#59 - The Sentinel

Episode 59 takes place later at night than the last outing. Starting with the latest track by the inimitable Dave DK on Pampa records and easing into a couple of slow burners before moving into a more bass driven, stripped back soundscape. It always surprises me how, taken in isolation, a track may exhibit such a strong acoustic identity, yet when incorporated with others it can can seem transformed somehow. It demonstrates how context, and perception of it, is integral to how we relate to a continuous mix of evolving accents and moods. Turn this one up in the headphones and let it take you where it may.

01. Dave DK - Woolloomooloo
02. Downtown Party Network - Space Me Out
03. Maison Sky - Incline
04. M.ono - Volle Schnauze
05. Trevor Deep Jr - Believe Dub
06. Daniel Bortz - Steady Note
07. John Daly - Everlasting
08. Akase - Rust (Midland Remix)
09. Maceo Plex - Solar Detroit
10. Hackman - Grass Green (Orthographically Historialized By Timo Maas)
11. Dark Sky - Voyages (Redshape Remix)
12. Tim Green - Eclipse
13. Dusky - Squeezer

Direct download: The_Sentinel.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 10:42pm UTC

Transmission#58 - The World At One Twenty

As incessant showers herald the end of another fleeting British summer memories of an early year trip to Colombia return and with it a set of meandering, languid sounds which perfectly sum up that state of mind where you're too tranquil to get vigorous but too inspired to contemplate silence. Another largely vinyl only collection of tracks all centered around the 120bpm mark, this is the world at one twenty.

01. Ishmael - Cold Comfort Farm
02. Frank & Tony - Bring The Sun (Dub)
03. Hidden Spheres - Be A Man
04. Andy Hart - Jasmine
05. Rick Wade - Strong Arm
06. Ugly Drums & Chesney - It's Alright
07. Laurence Guy - Stavros
08. Besmunt Soundsystem - Searchin' (Borrowed Identity Remix)
09. Goshawk - Make A Way
10. Harry Wolfman, Laurenc Guy - Mole Jug
11. Daniel Leseman - Keep On Moving
12. Bobby Browser - Clubspinning
13. Ponty Mython - Mila, It's Not Over!
14. Thrilogy - Heaven (K98 Remix)

Direct download: The_World_At_One_Twenty.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 10:23pm UTC

Transmission#57 - Hot Darkness

Smouldering July sees 14 more mostly vinyl only cuts, this time courtesy of labels such as Tusk Wax, Puss, & Rose. Probably as deep as it's been for a while with no small amount of inspiration having come from hearing some astoundingly good sets from Trevor Deep Jr of late. If you're not already familiar with him do make some time to visit him on soundcloud, it'll be rewarded. The essential percussions edit of Hot Chip's 'Need You Now' is a highlight as is the mechanised soul fuzz of Marcellus Pittman's 'Razz 09'. Finally an inspired treatment of a well known tune rounds things out. A perfect sound track for the heat of the night.

01. Zed Bias - Music Deep Inside
02. Nachbraker - You're Out Of Your Element
03. Luvless - Away From Here
04. Jan Ketel - Girliewood
05. M.ono & Luvless - Double You
06. Marcellus Pittman - Razz 09
07. Brame, Hamo - Parish Rumours
08. Tony Lionni - This Feeling
09. Kruse & Nuernberg - Drenched (Kris Wadsworth For The Hiss Addicts Mix)
10. Mr G - Song For My Cantor
11. Reno Wurzbacher - The Love You Got (Sven Weissemann Closeness Mix) 
12. Hot Chip - Need You Now (Percussions Edit)
13. Ejeca - Pushed (Bicep Remix)
14. HNNY - No

Direct download: Hot_Darkness.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 8:53pm UTC

Transmission#56 - Still Life

This episode is all about looking back while facing forward, with a focus on some of the incredible raw, warm house music being released on vinyl only labels such as 2 bit crew, HPTY and luvdancin'. Not only is the music here timeless in the sense that it could have been released in the 90s, it also embodies the continued devotion of small, independent labels to the magic of releasing music made with passion in limited runs on a format which has not just endured, but actively thrived through the prolific rise of digital convenience. In keeping with this spirit, and following a thought provoking conversation with Chris Sharp on mixcloud recently about how easily DJs can fall into a neglect of the past, I've included two long time favourite cuts from the late 90s. An incredible one off by Frank Le Fever and a throbbing floor melter by Didier Sinclair.

01. 2 Bit Crew - Untitled
02. Bicep - Celeste
03. Folamour - Brothers Since The First Day
04. 25 Places - These Moments
05. Kevin Yost - Walking Out The Door
06. 4004 - Nobody Rides The Rhythm
07. 2 Bit Crew - Untitled
08. Daniel Bortz - Hot In The Fridge
09. Bodhi - Polysizer
10. Vhyce - Hard To Find
11. Didier Sinclair - Lovely Flight
12. The Black 80s - Move On (Kollektiv Turmstrasse Mix)
13. Frank Le Fever - Deep Within

Direct download: Still_Life.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 8:48pm UTC

Transmission#55 - Games and Theory

The May installment covers tougher territory, undepinned and inspired by some excellent Alan Fitzpatrick tracks, a new cut by Ten Walls, and a great remix of the Black Odyssey classic 'Sweat' by Marst, which is also available on his Soundcloud page as a free download so head over there and give it, and him, some support! 

01. Alan Fitzpatrick - For Fear Tonight Is All
02. Sideways - Retraced
03. Simon Baker - Chapter One
04. The Checkup - Hold Me Real Close
05. Kiki - Supermoon
06. Coyu, Remiro Lopez - 1,2,3.. Fire (Bontan Remix)
07. Justin Massei - Tell Them
08. Kocleo, Whitesquare - Float (Whitesquare Remix)
09. Black Odyssey - Sweat (Marst Remix)
10. Alan Fitzpatrick - For An Endless Night (Jel Ford Remix)
11. Alan Fitzpatrick - Turn Down The Lights
12. Rob Hes - Kingmaker
13. Ten Walls - Blue Orphan

Direct download: Games__Theory.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 9:55pm UTC

Transmission#54 - Cartagena Social Club

A longer set for this episode with 16 cuts that I couldn't separate, so decided not to. Having spent the last week in Cartagena it would be remiss not to acknowledge the influence of that city and its relentlessly talented, warm and surprising people. There are so many great tracks on this one, the George Fitzgerald cut with Boxed In has been on my radar since the man played it on his Fact mix last August so it was always guaranteed a place on an episode but I think the Johanne Brecht cut, 'Another World' is possibly the standout in a selection of outstanding tracks. Big thanks goes to DJ NG also for the promo of his excellent Walking With Elephants edit. It won't see an official release so enjoy it wherever you can hear it. Top up, turn up and breathe deep.

01. Ambassadeurs - Willows Lullaby
02. Maribou State - Olivia (Mao remix)
03. Escape - Just Escape (Justin Martin dub)
04. Coeo - Closer (Lay-Far remix)
05. Woo York - The Valley Of Songs
06. Steve Huerta - Say It Wasn't
07. George Fitzgerald feat. Boxed In - Full Circle
08. Johannes Brecht - Another World
09. Django Django - First LIght (Ghost Culture remix)
10. Purple Disco Machine - Song For O
11. MIdland - What We Know (Motor City Drum Ensemble remix)
12. Fort Romeau - Insides
13. Flow & Zeo - Spin It (Webbha remix)
14. Josh Butler - Inside 
15. Agoria - Baptême
16. DJ NG - Walking With Elephants (Edit with Nicola Tate)

Direct download: Cartagena_Social.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 10:54pm UTC

Transmission#53 - Off Grid

This one is all about the moody basslines, simmering and leering through the middle of the set following a brace of openers courtesy of Maya Jane Coles on the remix. The obscenely filthy Jalek by Ejeca from his excellent 2014 Contemplation EP signals a move into more familiar deep house territory for the final 10 minutes with a fantastic Goshawk remix of Joshua Iz's 'Like Gold'. Listen out for more to come from Goshawk (an alias of Rhythm Plate's) as there are some exciting productions in the pipeline from this seminal producer for 2015.

01. Pandora Drive, Karin Park - Hurricane (Maya Jane Coles remix)
02. Booka Shade - Love Drug (Maya Jane Coles remix)
03. Ashworth - Whatever Weather
04. Mark Jackus, Marcus Sur - In The Night (Time Maas remix)
05. Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Ordinary (Lake Peoples Circle Motive remix)
06. Josef K, Winter Son, Mz Sunday - Loveless Vessel
07. Juan Deminicis - Time
08. Maher Daniel - A Call from Within
09. Julian Jewell - Frida
10. John Digweed & Nick Muir vs Pig & Dan - Morphism
11. Ejeca - Jalek
12. Vhyce - Be The Same
13. Joshua Iz, Marissa Guzman - Like Gold (Goshawk Raptor dub)

Direct download: Off_Grid.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 5:17pm UTC

Transmission#52 - Where The Tape Stops

First transmission of 2015 kicks things off with the lead track off the sensational latest 12" on Sleazy Beats Black Ops by Luvless, which, if the online frenzy surrounding it's release is anything to go by, suggests a pressing run which barely made double figures! A new cut by Frankey & Sandrino and and a shameless moment of hands up disco courtesy of a Hot Toddy remix which is long overdue an airing on this podcast. Call it straight up moody with a splash of disco. The photo is by Jean Pierre Lafont from his highly recommended Photographers Paradise: Turbulent America 1960-1990. .

01. Luvless - In My Arms
02. Frankey, Sandrino - Starchild
03. Klartraum - Diving Dancer (Ian Pooley Remix)
04. Kraak & Smaak - Back Again (Hot Toddy)
05. Gui Boratto - Joker (Dave DK Remix)
06. Needle, Griffith Malo - Without You
07. Ptaki - Skala
08. Franck Roger - Wanderlust (Marcelo Tag Remix)
09. Kant - Dyster
10. Kasper Bjorke - Apart (Michael Mayer Remix)
11. Walker & Royce - Sister (Extended Mix)
12. Nicolai Toma - Minifloat

Direct download: Where_The_Tape_Stops_1.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 11:59pm UTC