After a short break from releasing singles, label boss Harris revived the label’s 12” operations just over 12 months ago and has seen the label live up to it’s legendary history with tracks and mixes from the likes of Steve Bug, Kris Wadsworth, Spencer Parker, DJ Q and AlexKid – all featured here.
Harris himself has stepped out from behind the turntables and A&R desk in recent times, delivering a string of 12”s which have caught the imagination of a staggering list of DJs, from new blood like Seth Troxler through to veterans like Tedd Patterson. His tracks stand out from the crowd and this mix does the same, as good a sign as any that this music industry veteran is paradoxically one of the brightest new talents around.
Just as Carl Craig did with his epic RA Podcast earlier this year, Harris kicks off with Justin Drake’s remix of Amir’s ‘Narrativity’ and the mix takes hold immediately. Shifting through the bumping drums of Kruse & Nuernberg’s remix of Scope’s “This Rhythm” into the 3am trip that is Chris Lattner’s remix of Lewis Boardman, it’s evident from the off that groove rules but melody and texture more than ably assist.
From the darker edges of ultra-modern stripped house such as Amir’s “Anekdote” to the overtly old school sounds of DJ Q’s relentless ‘Superclique’ (allowed to stretch it’s legs for a full ten minutes, here), Deep Sensation III is a superbly executed snapshot of house music, culminating in the epic Paul Woolford remix of Shara Nelson and NuFrequencies “Go That Deep”.
Nick Harris, NRK and all of the artists showcased in Deep Sensation III are deserved of high praise, as no part of this label compilation falls short of excellent.
MIXED BY NICK HARRIS
01. Amir - Narrativity (Justin Drake Remix)
02. Scope - This Rhythm (feat. Sandra Lima) (Kruse & Nuernberg Remix)
03. Lewis Boardman – Mist (Chris Lattner Remix)
04. David Durango – Supernature (Matthew Styles Remix)
05. Nick Harris – Pony Trekkin
06. Spencer Parker – You Got Me
07. Amir – Anekdote
08. Alexkid & Rodriguez Jr. – Jeri Call
09. DJ Q – Superclique
10. Kruse & Nuernberg – Mirrorball
11. Scope – Frequencies (Steve Bug Flying Faders Remix)
12. Kris Wadsworth – Direct (David Alvarado Remix)
13. Ed Davenport – Overdub In Am
14. NUfrequency feat. Shara Nelson – Go That Deep (Paul Woolford Main Mix)
DJ FRIENDLY UNMIXED SELECTION
01. Nick Harris – Pony Trekkin
02. David Durango – Supernature (Matthew Styles Remix)
03. Scope – Frequencies (Steve Bug Flying Faders Remix)
04. Lewis Boardman – Mist (Chris Lattner Remix)
05. Scope - This Rhythm (feat. Sandra Lima) (Kruse & Nuernberg Remix)
06. Kris Wadsworth – Direct (David Alvarado Remix)
07. Kruse & Nuernberg – Mirrorball
08. Amir - Narrativity (Justin Drake Remix)
09. NUfrequency feat. Shara Nelson – Go That Deep (Paul Woolford Main Mix)
10. DJ Q – Superclique
Deep Sensation 3 is out on double CD and digital download as from October 25th