Trouble Men featuring the vocals of Sidney get the CD underway with a slab of deep, percussive vocal led house on Deep In My Soul featured on the CD as a remix done by Harley & Muscle. No surprises here really as the title explains it all - deep, soulful house with jazzy keys, deep bass and mellow percussive elements laced throughout. Rithma takes a spaced out approach on The Gypsie Dance courtesy of Moisture Control providing a Space Dub remix of the tune - dropping spacey keys and deep funky bass to the mix.
Demarkus Lewis provides a light hearted ditty on Come On (Bop) featuring a female vocal sample repeating the title of the tune throughout the track. Jazzy keys, kitschy effect stabs (which give the tune a little cheek) and slightly melodic bass. Jetseb & Aos One's sex led Blue Morning provides a sweet jazz riff for the mix and turns up the vibe for a steady (if not monotonic and somewhat repetitive)percussive house groove.
A deep house CD wouldn't be complete without a tune from San Franciscan based OM records and Marques Wyatt is the perfect choice as his Rude Groove (appearing here as the Rude Journey Mix) provides classic deep house flavours - deep, hollow pads, dreamy keys and dubby effects provide a perfect platform for getting your deep house groove on - the tribal break in the middle amplifies the funk nicely. Andrew Macari's Seven Of Nine incorporates a strong electro flavour into the mix providing a catchy synth hook and a hard hitting bass line while I:Shead brings out a funky bass lick on Sincerement shying away from the monotonic basslines heard on the mix thus far.
DJ Harri & The Revenge offer up disco grooves to the mix on Slackjaw utilising funky guitar licks, syncopated rimshots and breaky house beats - some decent work from the Nordic Trax label which then sets a nice precursor to Demarkus Lewis' jazzy piano laden Precursor before the mix rounds out with another Nordic Trax tune by Kelvin K - 13th Parallel bringing the mix to a deep loungey close.
CD 2 features an unmixed selection of highly sought after Nordic Trax classics with a well rounded artist roster of Nordic artists. Unfortunately the promo version does not contain this CD so I won't be able to review it for you, but if it's anything as stated on the information sheet, it's a must have CD for deep house fans.
For those who dig the sexy sounds of deep house will really dig this - a CD perfect for playing in the background while lazing about and chilling out around the house.