My Fav House Act ever, soul, emotions & deep vibrations..
2. Loose Ends – Hanging On A String
One of the best British Uk soul groups, The 1st to break America, had the pleasure to be their sound engineer for a few years..
3. Banbarra – Shack Up
From my early breakdancing days, we got down to this one
4. C.O.D. – In The Bottle
One of the 1st times I hear the TR 808..
5. Zaap – Computer Love
Robots can sing.. High School jam..
6. Cameo – She’s Strange
Unique in their own right, so many hits..
7. Elektroids – Welcome To The Future
Welcome to the future indeed. Underground collective behind this masterpiece
8. Y.M.O. – Fire cracker
Kraftwerk of Asia..
9 . Pal joey – Party Time
Was a KCC Classic (My 1st group) we used to play at notting hill carnival..
10. Art of Noise – Moments In Love
Pure relaxation for the sonic mind…
G Flame – Broken EP (No.19 Music)
G Flame aka Cisco Ferreira, who was one half of The Advent with Mr G, is something of an unheralded legend. He has a rich musical history dating back to London’s House & Techno scene of the nineties which saw him play a key part in the development of the genre, not only as a DJ and producer, but also as a sound engineer working for Larry Heard, Derrick May and Adonis. Very much a clubber and dancer at heart, Ferreira was tied to Jack Tracks Records and also released on the likes of Tresor while remixing artists such as New Order. His understanding of how house and techno should sound and feel is second to none, and that shines through here with the revived G Flame project, which first started in 1997 and sounds just as essential today. ‘Broken’ is a previously undiscovered gem dug out from G Flame’s vital vault, produced in the mid-nineties, at a time when tech house was just in its infancy and G Flame was pioneering the sound. He calls his style house-techno on account of house being his main vibe, but the tempos tending more towards techno, which makes his tracks perfect weapons for DJs. The buzzing low frequencies of ‘Broken’ burrow deep into your brain while techno drums and tight, twisted percussion and synths drive home the groove, it’s powerful and original stuff and truly timeless. The first of the two remixes comes from original house gangster and production heavyweight DJ Sneak, who takes things into deeper, hypnotic territory with his superb ‘Banger Dub’. Finally, UK talent and Warehouse Music boss Mella Dee joins the fray with a masterful slice of dubbed out and understated house music in the form of his ‘Shape Up’ mix.
Out now… G Flame – Broken EP (No.19 Music) Cat No: No19094