ABOUT THIS ITEM
The fourth mix in the series connected to the acclaimed Panorama Bar. Nick Höppner is a key resident, well known and loved for his well-crafted sets and vast insider knowledge of house music.
Nick starts as deep as he means to go on with a new exclusive track by Jon McMillion. The smooth half whispered vocals and distorted synths, layered with experimental and classic elements are followed by the dreamy “Lament For A Dead Computer Part 1”, a Charles Webster production. The tension builds with “Way Out” by Fabrizio Mammarella and is perfectly picked up by another unreleased track, this time a deep, dubby techno / house hybrid by Matthew Styles. Chateau Flightʼs “Welcome” is one of these undiscovered house gems that make Nickʼs sets so exceptionally enjoyable, he moves on with the equally perfect and melodic house of DJ Gregoryʼs “Attend 1”. A new track by The Mole changes the focus a little; the funky bassline is the key here, lifts the mood and is quickly followed by the deep groove of “Alfa” by Quince. Manooʼs track “Abyss” from Deeply Rooted House is just what it says on the label and builds the tension before the minimal funk of “Fixation” produced by Morgan Geist introduces another shade to Nick Höppnerʼs palette of sounds.
At half time the somber mood of K.Lakizzʼ remix for Carsten Jost fits in perfectly and is followed by an unexpected track by Whirlpool Productions from 1996 - a rough shuffling timeless house groove, as simple as itʼs good. Back in US territory, Swanʼs “Can You Rock To This?” delivers a funky synth, vocal and house groove built for the floor. With the next track Höppner introduces a slightly darker shade with “Pimping People In High Places” - Gary Martinʼs jacking production creates a perfect bridge towards the more leftfield “Emotional Blackmail” by Dez Williams and the tough yet uplifting “X7D” by Dexter, another unreleased track for this mix.
Americhordʼs “Midnight” creates a little breathing space with a sweeter atmosphere, which is followed by the smooth techno house textures of Scott Groovesʼ underground classic “Detroit 808”. Nick Höppner then includes another rare find that instantly creates a high point in a club set; DJ Emanuelʼs untitled track hits all the right boxes of deep house brilliance and is followed by this yearʼs unexpected club hit from Andrés, a perfect reminder that soon again you need to hear something like this - live on the dancefloor in a club.
01. Jon McMillion - T-Station (previously Unreleased)
02. Furry Phreaks - Lament For A Dead Computer Part 1
03. Fabrizio Mammarella - Way Out
04. Matthew Styles - Liquid Sky (previously Unreleased)
05. Chateau Flight - Welcome (Full Lenght Meex)
06. DJ Gregory - Attend 1
07. The Mole - Hippy Speedball (previously Unreleased)
08. Quince - Alfa
09. Manoo - Abyss
10. Like This Productions - Fixation
11. Carsten Jost - Divide Et Impera (K.Lakizz Remix)
12. Whirlpool Productions - One, Two
13. Swan - Can You Rock To This?
14. Gary Martin - Pimping People In High Places (Woodward Ave Mix)
15. Dez Williams - Emotional Blackmail
16. Dexter - X7D (previously Unreleased)
17. Americhord - Midnight
18. Scott Grooves - Detroit 808
19. DJ Emanuel - Untitled
20. Andrés - New For U