Wednesday, 30 December 2009

00Deep - A Review Of The Decade - 2008

2008 saw some more inspired single releases on NRK Music. Originally released on Italian Rebirth label, NRK picked up the rights to the sublime "Go That Deep" by NuFrequency feat. Shara Nelson. Championed by DJs across the board, from Laurent Garnier to John Digweed to Giles Peterson, this deep vocal house record featured the unmistakable voice of ex-Massive Attack collaborator Shara Nelson, and included mindblowing remixes from Charles Webster.

Another inspired re-release came in the shape of Foremost Poets legendary "Moonraker". the infamous spoken word cut that had a reissue on Junior Boys Own was dusted off again for NRK. This time, remixes from Magik Johnson and Spencer Parker breathed new life into this track, and was championed by Pete Tong and many others.

Other single releases in 2008 came from Spirit Catcher's chugging tech-funk of the "Brain Candy EP", a return to the scene for Scotland's DJ Q and his superb "Superclique", some great remixes of Nick Holder's "Time" from Dixon's Wahoo and Manuel Tur, a re-issue of the classic "The Theme" from Hot Lizard (AKA Charles Webster) with new mixes from Charles to go with the original mixes and Carl Craig mix from back in the day, the retro-house vibes of Osborne's "Ruling (with King Britt remix) and new singles from Kemistry, Matthias Heilbronn and Chymera. Some great singles in 2008 that showed the breadth of sound that NRK deal in.

Coast2Coast continued to release great contemporary Dj mixes from Peace Division, Charles Webster and X-Press 2, whilst Back In The Box welcomed the "Baron Of Techno" himself, Dave Clarke, to plunder deep into his box of tricks and mix up an incredible audio journey back to those days sweat soaked warehouse walls and sleazy underground Chicago house.

NRK's Nick Harris also got in on the mix album game, compiling and mixing a "past and present" selection of Winter Music Conference tunes for "Miami Underground", and a label retrospective "Deep Sensation 2", the follow up to "Deep Sensation 1".

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