Oh man, what a week this has been release wise. We already covered the excellent Sample Pleasures 04 by the Popular People's front. Floating Points dropped the follow up to his seminal 'Love me like this' in the form of Vacuum Boogie on Eglo, a record DJs worldwide are creaming their pants over - and rightfully so. Red Rack'em surprised us with a rather tasty outing on Autodiscoteque, and well-respected deephouse imprint Kolour went disco and unleashed a delish EP by Crazy P.
My pick of the week has to be Nu Frequency's 'Fallen Hero' on Rebirth though. Italian label Rebirth is a bit hit or miss for me (too many non-descript deephousers and way too many non-descript remixes of said deephousers). Every once in a while though, Rebirth puts out a real gem, such as Nu Frequency's lush 'Go that Deep', which was remixed to perfection by Charles Webster.
This remix package of 'Fallen Hero' definately falls into the 'gem' category. Rennie Foster's remix on the A is a pleasant enough deephouser, but it's the B that makes this such a treat: Motor City Drum Ensemble slows down the pace and conjures up a midtempo groove that suits Ben Onono's vocal delivery (reminiscent of Nina Simone)perfectly. MCDE is on top of his game at the moment, and this is the best thing he's done this year in my humble opinion. Mark E's mix rounds off the package nicely, slowing things down even further. Mark's moody, trippy dub with his trademark drums will go down a treat in downtempo sets. Can't wait to see what Mark E has in store for us with his new MERC imprint.
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NuFrequency - Fallen Hero (MCDE Mix) by invrs