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Syndication

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.

https://nicetraxuk.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/stuartnicetraxuk
https://soundcloud.com/phatpat
https://twitter.com/NICELONDONUK

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. Jonno & Tommo - Dirty Nylons [Finale Sessions - forthcoming]
09. Deepkeen - Follow Me (Alex Soltirov Mix) [Different Attitudes]
10. Dubble D (aka Moodymanc) - Evans Above [NICETRAXUK - forthcoming]
11. Groove Assassin - Thinkin' Bout U [Things May Change!]
12. J Cub - Mestizo (Toni Lionni Remix) [NICETRAXUK - forthcoming]
13. Michael Zucker - Just Believe [Finale Sessions - forthcoming]

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

https://soundcloud.com/markhand
https://twitter.com/MarkHandSound

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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Transmission#66 - Vamp

It's been a bumpy ride this year for regular instalments, but you know what they say about familiarity breeding contempt and good things coming to those who.. anyway to atone this extended 19 track set brings you what is very much a mix of 2 halves. The first one taking you on a warm, honeyed meander through an array of uncommonly good vocal house productions, referencing the deeper side of Tony Humphries inspired garage courtesy of Javonntte's 'These Words', to the melancholia of Derrick Carter and Salt City Orchestra's 'Got Change For a Twenty', which resonates throughout Ugly Drums' 'Change The Key'. Then, from around 40 minutes in things take a more hypnotic turn before coming full circle.

1. Ugly Drums & Lady Blacktronika - Change The Key
2. Roberto Rodriguez - Broken (Berger & Young remix)
3. Huerta - Mandala
4. Javonntte - These Words
5. Die Roh - Coming Out
6. Kevin Yost - Can't You See
7. Mr Ks - Closer
8. KiNK - Valentine's Groove
9. LMYE - Manhattan (Shanti Celeste remix)
10. Roberto Rodriguez - Be Yourself
11. Ross From Friends - Gettin' It Done
12. Jacob Korn- Holiday
13. Studioheist - All My Love
14. Lil Silva - Lines (George Fitzgerald remix)
15. Yacine DessoukiUnidos (Sis remix)
16. YES SET - Wolfgang (DJ Balduin remix)
17. Leafar Legov - Cenote
18. Black Loops - Sex
19. Urulu - Cool Chris

Direct download: Vamp.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 8:41pm UTC
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Transmission#64 - The Hush

This episode has taken longer than expected owing to a huge backlog of music which I couldn't ignore and as a result it is an extended set. Clocking in just shy of the 2 hour mark there's plenty to get excited about here, from a track off the excellent new Mark Hand Peripherals EP on Fat Dog to a forthcoming cut from Igor Jadranin on Ashley Beedle's Back To The World imprint which blazing a trail at the moment. Also worthy of mention is a mindblowingly moody new cut by Mike Khayata on the criminally obscure Departures label and a brace of tracks by Kevin Yost who always gets it right in my book. Enough chatter, ease into a set that marks 5 years of Deep Transmissions this month, what's that about time slipping by like quicksilver?

01. NY*AK - Goodbye
02. Bakradze - Sea Of Steps (HVL Space Edit)
03. Chronicles - Met You (M.K Clive's Deep Remix)
04. Flabaire - Morning Drama
05. Kevin Yost - Promise
06. NY*AK - Shadow (feat. Mark Hand and Misumami)
07. Mall Grab - Happiness
08. Mike Khayata - Night In Tunesia
09. Igor Jadranin - Boulevardd
10. Lil Tony - Joakims Groove
11. 25 Places - Visual Basic
12. Anthony Naples - Smacks
13. Mark Hand - Another Broken Sunday
14. Kevin Yost - Make Love True
15. Nudge Phonograph Co. - Sweet
16. Waterson - Tell Me (KDA club edit)
17. Cottam - Washed Out
18. Junktion - Breakfast At Midnight (Brame & Hamo remix)
19. KRL - Tell Me Why
20. DJ Aakmael - Fourpoint-5
21. Boo Williams - Accellerate (Andres remix)

Direct download: The_Hush.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 12:34am UTC
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Transmission#63 - Radio Eden

A new year brings a fresh approach for the first intallment of 2016 with a meandering, meditative journey through the undulating furrows of late 90s influenced sounds, imbued with the echo's of jazz, disco and 80s synth by which they themselves were informed. A collaborative outing with monosonics, this one had a discernable broadcast feel to it, one emphasised by its broad spectrum of tempo's. Diverse, yet cohesive, this is a fond look back at a fertile moment between 1996-98, where sounds traversed the atlantic, and the channel to permeate the music being played in the sticky, smoky basements and bars from Camden to Brick Lane. Much of the music here is current but all are endowed with the spirit of that lineage.

01. G Mills - Lodeon
02. DJ Cam - Friends & Enemies
03. Martin Hayes - Broken Memory
04. Al Zanders - Endliffe Park
05. Sobrero Galaxy - The Edge Of Space
06. Knight One – Hollow (Les Loups Remix)
07. Phil Gerus – Don’t you know I need you
08. Maya Jane Coles Feat. Thomas Knight – When I’m in love
09. French Touch – Papa Stomp
10. Green Linez - Hibiscus Pacific
11. Ashley Beedle, Lay-Far & Darren Morris - Slope (Lay-Far Upbeat Version)
12. Waterson - Tell Me (Ashley Beedles North Street mix)
13. Chaos In The CBD - 816 To Nunhead
14. StudioHeist – Eden
15. DiscoTron - Shake Dat
16. Danny Fry & Lou Willet – Colors (Kinky Movement ReMix)
17. James Benedict - 32 Minds
18. Avery SunShine – Call My Name (Ananda Project Lullaby Dub)

Direct download: Radio_Eden_Final.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 6:22am UTC
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