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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

Transmission#51 - Polarity

Balance, equilibrium, cohesion. These are constantly recurring themes at play whenever a new episode takes shape. How to tame and shape a spectrum of contrasting moods across 14 or so tracks without jeopardising the journey. It's all about Polarity.

A warm and nostalgic feel to the start to this one, with the gorgeous Satisfaction by Bodhi kicking things off and setting the mood. An excellent Frits Wentink remix and a blistering piece of high impact, percussive 4/4 by Beesmunt Soundsystem stand out too. But it is the Kenny Larkin Detroit Mix of Inner City's Share My Life which is the centrepiece here. One of those rarest of things, a 20 year old record that has resisted both the 'digital revolution' (only available on vinyl) and still sounds like it could have been made this week. Timeless, classy house at its finest.

Special thanks to Joel Gillespie for letting me use his wonderful photo of Amsterdam in the snow in 1978. Visit his photostream at flickr for the narrative behind the photo.

This is the last episode of 2014 so have a great Christmas, thanks for listening and see you in 2015.

01. Bodhi - Satisfaction
02. JTRP - You and Me (Glenn Astro Remix)
03. Nachtbraker - Bluebottle (Frits Wentink Remix)
04. Hackman - Carry On
05. Bwana - Aomame
06. Dave Seaman & One Million Toys - Everything Comes in Threes (D-Nox & Beckers Remix)
07. Blakkat - Feel Epic (John Tejada Vocal Mix)
08. Wild Culture - Day To Night (Smash TV Mix)
09. Innercity - Share My Life (Kenny Larkin Detroit Mix)
10. Beesmunt Soundsystem - Amsterdam 808
11. Dusky - Akebono
12. Andreas Saag - In The Box (Drum Track)
13. Harry Wolfman, Ella Chi - On Tap (Waifs & Strays Remix)
14. Aashton - I Can't Shake It

Direct download: Polarity.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 10:09pm UTC

Transmission#50 - All This Night

Deep Transmissions is now 50 episodes strong and to freshen things up we have moved homes to libsyn, which now means all episodes will remain online to stream and download, no more archiving older shows to make space for the new. If you're new to the show welcome along, if you've found your way over here from podomatic, thanks for keeping with us.

This episode, while a little late owing to the move, takes inspiration from the recent Found night with Joyce Muniz and Maya Jane Coles, with standout tracks from Mia Dora, Ricky Tinez and a sublime track from that man Iron Galaxy whose attention seeker track featured on episode #28 - Hot One Five, was my track of 2012. There's a distinct whiff of sweat and amyl nitrate with some of the bigger tunes in the second half but the snare rolls and klaxons are kept firmly locked up.

This episode is dedicated to Gary, a long term supporter and friend of deep transmissions, get better soon mate.

01. Chris James feat. Ria Moran - Song For Her (Audiojack Dub for Ra)
02. Vincenzo, Minako - Just Like Heaven (Dave DK Remix)
03. Francis Inferno Orchestra - Ellingfort Road
04. Ricky Tinez - Planet
05. System 2 - Blackjack Hustler
06. Kevin Yost - Day In Day Out
07. Tiger Stripes - Keep a Movin'
08. Mia Dora, Let The Machines Do The Work - Myth
09. Saeed Younan, Filthy Rich - Shamanic Voices (Hermanez remix)
10. Magic Mountain High - Untitled A1
11. London Grammar - If You Wait (Riva Starr Remix)
12. Holy Ghost! - Okay (a/just/ed Remix)
13. Sven Vath - L'esperanza (Ame Reinterpretation)
14. Iron Galaxy - Came and Went

Direct download: All_This_Night.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 4:51pm UTC

Transmission#49 - The Edge Of Nowhere

One episode shy of the half century and one day shy of October, episode 49 takes a reflective path, with the first 30 minutes covering some deeper, warmer sounds from Kerry Leva, Feral & Stray, and the title cut from the lovely new colours EP by Peter O. The last half elevates the tempo and the mood with some incredible music from Moderat, Valentino Kanzyani and Eartone. If nothing else this podcast aspires to develop a coherent lexicon for expressing the sounds I'm feeling at different points along the way, trying to collate a faithful vision of that with so much excellent music to work with is always a challenge. Thanks for coming along.

01. Dauwd - Lydia
02. Friends In Paris - Waiting (Ashworth Remix)
03. Kerry Leva - You Lied (Chris Domingo Remix)
04. Feral & Stray - Carried Away (Powel Meant It This Time Mix)
05. Peter O - Tea Time
06. Patrick Zigon - Ich See (Pablo Bolivar Rework)
07. Dusky - 4T4
08. Mr Flash - Midnight Blue (Jon Convex Remix)
09. Dhaze - Slices (Ronan Portela Remix)
10. Moderat - Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze Remix)
11. O.C Verde - Fugazi
12. Valentino Kanzyani - 8 Agosto
13. Theo Kottis - Waiting Game
14. Eartone - Moving My Roots

Direct download: 2014-09-30T09_48_14-07_00.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 4:48pm UTC

Transmission#48 - Ataraxis

It's been an inspiring month in house music, with stand out sets from La Fleur, at her Watergate 16 launch at Egg London, and Art Department along with Kerri Chandler who turned in excellent sets at the Eastern Electrics one day festival at Hatfield House. This episode continues in that spirit, firmly borrowing from the intricate yet immediate sounds which have been flooding my brain this month. Of special note is the Gardens of God track, 'Gluk', forthcoming on Ten Walls' Boso imprint, and the track La Fleur opened with at Egg, Midland's 'Before We Leave', which has become my favourite of 2014 in short order. A storming brace of cuts by Shenoda courtesy of his new who ver? EP on Man Make Music and the new 'Contemplation' track by Ejeca from his EP of the same name round out a set of 14 sensational tracks.

01. Alex Niggemann - Materium
02. In2Deep - On Rainy Days (Patlac Remix)
03. Midland - Before We Leave
04. H.O.S.H, Andhim - Captain
05. Ejeca - Contemplation
06. Ill Cows - To Me
07. Larsson - Intensions
08. Funk D'Void - Lambo (Juan Deminicis Remix)
09. Gardens Of God - Gluk
10. Shenoda - Yorkie
11. Dusky - Expectations
12. La Fleur - Arms Around (C2 Affected Remix)
13. Shenoda - Who Ver?
14. Beesmunt Soundsystem - How I Wish

Direct download: 2014-08-15T05_25_15-07_00.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 12:25pm UTC

Transmission#47 - Kismet

This sticky late July installment features some excellent vinyl only cuts and a deeper, dub influenced sound. Of special note are the Bodhi, Stump Valley & Leon Vynehall tracks and a gorgeous track from Andres called Hart Plaza which I've wanted to include on an episode for some time, the mood felt right on this one so it rounds things out.

01. Bodhi feat. George the Poet - My City
02. Stump Valley - Hollywood
03. Lake People - Night Drive
04. Vorres - Dry Game
05. Leon Vynehall - Butterflies
06. Lay-Far - New Day, New Light
07. Steve Huerta - Kingsley's Groove
08. Facade - Times Ten
09. Brame, Hamo - Retrospect
10. Manuel Tur - Ara Anam
11. Nick Holder - The Love Vibration
12. Andres - Hart Plaza

Direct download: 2014-07-19T04_12_11-07_00.mp3
Category:deep house -- posted at: 11:12am UTC