The Chez Carroll sound system won’t be reassembled until the new year, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t good records coming out at the moment . Some of my favourites include:
Retro Funk Elements – Retro Elements (Rhythmic Deep Records promo). Strong Chicago deep house circa 1987 style production makes this a classy joint.
Cajmere feat. Dajae – I need U (Cajual Records). Whilst not up their with Cajmere’s Brighter Day track of ten years ago, this rocks the spot and comes in Green Velvet and instrumental flavours
Vince Watson – Innersense (F Communications). Quality house rather than techno on the F…U sub label of F Comm.
Kelley Polar Quartet – Rococo EP (Environ). Polar opposites is the right phrase to describe this track, a string quartet featuring violin, viola and cello accompanied by a classy electronic deep house percussion make this a must play record
Wahoo – Take over me (Sonar Kollectiv). Buy for the b-side track ‘Make’em shake it’, a Basement Jaxx style house number, but really well produced by Sonar Kollectiv’s George Levin and Dixon
- Dubs & Re-edits volumes one and two (white label). I have no idea who is producing these but they are good solid deep house tunes, well worthwhile getting your hands on them.