Wednesday, 30 December 2009

00Deep - A Review Of The Decade - 2007

After a few of years off the mix CD circuit (after wrapping up our nite:life series in 2004), the musical climate was a lot more vibrant in 2007, and so our Coast2Coast series, that kicked off with a great mix from Quentin Harris late 2006, really picked up pace in 2007, with mixes from Kerri Chandler, Ron Trent, Ame, Karizma and Miguel Migs. With minimal tech-house beginning to bore the pants off many, it was the classic deep house sounds that began to find favour again with DJs, and so C2C concentrated on these classic sounds. Ron Trent mixed up a sublime selection, reminding us how influential he and his Prescription Underground label was, and Germany's Ame mixed up an ode to the deep sounds with a great compilation featuring many underground gems.

Another new mix CD series that was launched in 2007 was the Back In The Box compilations. Taking the world's finest DJ legends, and letting them crate dig to mix up those underground cuts that didn't quite get the recognition on release, but those tunes that have stood the test of time, and shaped the selector's musical careers, Back In The Box enlisted Joey Negro and "Little" Louie Vega to work their magic. And these compilations were/are hot hot hot! Anyone with even a passing interest in house music should check these albums out...Joey Negro mixed up classics from the likes of Faze Action, Eddie Folkes, LFO, Mood II Swing and Derrick May, whilst Vega went on a sprawling 2CD set that included Gerideau, Romanthony, Reese Project, Norma Jean Bell, Black Science Orchestra and Todd Terry.

Single release in 2007 came from Audio Soul Project, with re-rubs from Peace Division and Fish Go Deep of the classic "Community" track, Trackheadz urban house defining "Feel", Nick Holder's two singles "Swimming" and "Time", some lovely deep techno house from Chymera with his epic "Wish" EP, and Fish Go Deep remixes of Kerri Chandler's "The Promise".

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