From start to finish From Here To There is a deep house masterclass. It’s immediately accessible yet generous to the attentive listener, excelling in the mesmeric capabilities of the genre while pushing a varied, refreshing palette.
Donaldson’s ability to compel the listener with his musicality while always staying club-focused is a rare ability; many producers play with technicolour new-age synths but few produce music this propulsive.
Just when words like analog, lo-fi house and ‘recorded straight from hardware’ become so ubiquitous that they make you want to go foetal and listen to precision-engineered techno in a padded cell, along comes an album like Palmbomen II to take the wind right out of your sanctimonious sails.
“Somewhere Else It’s Going To Be Good” excels as an act of purity, a house album which exudes a rare trait in dance music: tenderness. – Tom Faber delves into Kim Brown’s beautifully constructed 8 track album from 2013.
In the fourth part of our Deep House Introspective series, Tom Faber examines the use of the 303 bass synthesiser in Recondite’s debut album ‘On Acid’ released in 2012 on Acid Test, sister label of Absurd Recordings.