Arnold Jarvis should be a familiar name if you're a fan of deep House and classic NJ Garage sounds. The unique voice behind many classics of the genre including the mighty, anthemic 'Take Some Time Out' on NYC's cult Fourth Floor imprint from 1987 as well as lacing Satoshi Tomiie's huge 'And I Loved You'. Needless to say Arnold has lived house music, he's been in the game for numerous years and has collaborated with a host of incredible artists including Kerri Chandler, Louie Vega, Dennis Ferrer and too many more to mention! Now, we flashback to London, 1994, when Arnold Jarvis recorded a session with the UK's Ian Tregoning (aka Trego) for the label Subwoofer, a sub-label of Freetown records. Ian Tregoning is an engineer whose pedigree has seen him form an integral part of the massively influential Warriors Dance crew and man the boards for artists like Yello, Fela Kuti, Joe Strummer, YMO, S'Express, Orbital and many more. The record consisted of 4 mixes and dubs of 'The Way You', a sublime deep garage groove of the highest degree featuring Tregoning's mixing desk prowess and Jarvis' soulful vocals that never saw the light of day due to some tragic events. Existing only as a white label for the last 20+ years and finding favour among the deepest house diggers 'The way You" is something of a lost gem. It's unknown how many white labels were pressed of this sleeper record but it wasn't a big quantity at all, making this a truly rare and sought after record. Luckily for us lucky buggers, Mint Condition count Ian Tregoning as a close friend and associate and through some discussion the idea was hatched to release 'The Way You' 'properly' for the first time, now in 2017. A. A piece of mid 90's house history, made available again to a wider audience for the first time. Beautiful. Records like this don't pop up everyday at all.
Jaime Read is something of an unsung UK legend. An original, unique producer who has been making noise on the South coast since the mid 90s. "Relief Sevensixty" is a collection of Read's rarer tracks that have appeared in a roundabout way, on a legendary Chicago label in a tale that has by now been widely documented. But that's a story for another time. The real focus here is the music, of course. Across 4 tracks this EP shows what a dynamic producer Read is. The music contained within has a depth and maturity missing from the masses, instead delivering futuristic, funky as fuck space techno that sounds like it's just escaped the warp drive and landed here on earth and implanted itself in our eardrums. From the joyous, glorious, electronic funk of "Douch Me" to the curiously monikered piano driven, subterranean stormer 'Droopy Dancing' the whole EP captures a real insight to a remarkable UK talent operating from under the radar. 'Relief Sevensixty' is the first part of a 2 EP set covering Jaime Read's amazing music. Keep your eyes open for the second installment, winging it's way to us through the cosmos as we speak....!
Mystic Bill Torres is a Miami born, Chicago dwelling artist who's output has gained total cult status among lovers of that deep, narcotic, late-night sound that he has made his own. Bill's sound is everything that house music should be. It encapsulates the smoky after hours and throbbing dancefloors of darkened spaces where folks really get down. "'Classics From The Vault Vol.1" is one such record. Originally released on Cajmere's mighty Relief Records back in 1997 it wears it influences on its sleeve proudly. Track titles such as "Late Night At The Music Box" obviously reference where Bill's sound is coming from, but his style is completely original and crystallizes the energy and expression of Ron Hardy and Chicago's heady dance music history into something fresh and individual. In short, Mystic Bill is the shit and if you're not hip to his music you certainly will be once you get into this EP. 4 tracks of top shelf, late night weaponry right here - reissued with love and still sounding as fresh as it did on its original release in '97! And, as usual - all tracks have been remastered by London's Curve Pusher from OG DAT. Mega.
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