Monday, May 10, 2010

Week 50: Deep House

A couple of weeks ago me and my homie H**ry were discussing the term "deep house". It's existed for as long as house itself, but it's always been kind of a fuzzy concept. Originally it meant soulful, discoey R&B-based dance records. To some it means soulful diva jams with big pianos and gospel choirs and uplifting messages (i.e. NY Garage), to some it means true school Chicago-style jack trax, and to others it means minimal tech-house 6AM bubblers. Basically the only common thread between these definitions of "deep house" is that it's urban, it's somewhat traditionalist in its approach, and it's a little more sophisticated than that crazy acid rave hoover-noise nonsense that the kids are listening to.

So for my deep house mixtape, I've tried to encompass all of these varying definitions. It's definitely not intended to be a definitive mix or a best of...just some of my favorites from the last 15 years.

  1. Blaze; My Beat (BBE, 1998)
  2. Afefe Iku; Mirror Dance (Yoruba Records, 2008)
  3. The Dandruff Truckers / Erykah Badu; Way Back (Bar-B-[Q, 2004)
  4. NuYorican Soul; Runaway (Spanish Underground Mix) (Giant Step Records, 1997)
  5. François Kevorkian; Hypnodelic (Mike & Matty Show) (Wave Music, 1995)
  6. Donaeo; I (Zephron Entertainment, 2008)
  7. Chicago Skyway; Fourtone (Eargasmic Recordings, 2009)
  8. Pizzicato 5; Porno 3003 (Gusgus Remix) (Matador, 1998)
  9. Mannequin Lung feat. Divine Styler; City Lights (Mr. Hazeltine Remix) (Plug Research, 1998)
  10. The Chicago Connection; Dancin' (Cajmere's Mix) (Cajual Records, 1997)
  11. Roy Davis, Jr.; Join His Kingdom (20000st, 2000) 
  12. Thomas Bangalter; Club Soda (Roulé, 1998)
  13. Angie Stone; Brotha (Spen & Karizma Club Mix) (J Records, 2001)
  14. Jamaica Underground feat. John Lewis; Love Existing (Shelter Vocal Mix) (Wave Music, 2002)
  15. Cricco Castelli; Life Is Changing (Aroma, 1998)
  16. Cassius feat. Jocelyn Brown; I'm A Woman (Remix) (Virgin, 2001)
  17. Chrissy Murderbot; Black Morrissey (unreleased)
  18. Hercules & Love Affair; Blind (Frankie Knuckles Vocal Mix) (DFA, 2007)
  19. Atmosfear; Dancing In Outer Space (Lunar Beats) (Disorient, 1997)
  20. Alexander East; Blow Your Mind (Remix) (Aroma, 2002)
  21. Joshua; Come Over 2 My Place (white label, 2000)
NEXT WEEK: Gangsta Jungle.

13 comments:

  1. oh oh... I've got an error 404 on the mp3... you've got some problem with the other mp3 files as well. Are you aware of that ?

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  2. All the links are dead!!! :-(

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  3. UPDATE:
    there was a problem with my hosting service, and since I spent all day on a transatlantic flight, I was unable to address it. I should have the mp3s back up in no time :)

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  4. ANOTHER UPDATE: There was a problem with my server yesterday, so all the mp3s on this site (as well as everything for my website, www.murderbot.com), was down all day. I was on a transatlantic flight (which, to make matters worse, was being rerouted to avoid eyjafjallajokull), so I was unable to deal with it. Some people panicked.


    Anyway, it's all fixed now!

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  5. any chance of an acid mix for number 52, or is that a forlorn hope?

    oh, and what do you mean by 'gangsta jungle'? is that modern ragga stuff?

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  6. Thanks for fixing the dead links. I concur on an acid mix. Lots of weird psychedlic stuff out there that I'd love to hear all in one set.

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  7. Yes, acid would be good. And what about silly old trance!

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  8. have just downloaded about 6 of your mixes, had a little preview of some of them and really liked what I heard, some nice range of styles as well which is really appreciated. Also have to compliment you on putting a lot of different tunes on each mix, keeps the tempo going really well. Sorry for being lazy and not posting a comment for each one yet, but I should do that as soon as I have given each a good listen to.

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  9. Hey, great stuff. Thanks for providing us with all these great mixes each week.

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  10. This is a great mix.. along with the 90's vocal house this is my fave! I've learned quite a bit about sub-genres and you've kept my ipod full of great tunes this year. Sad to see it finish but happy for you as well - peace!!

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  11. Am I being an idiot? I can't see any links to DL.

    I'd really love to hear this!

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  12. Oh yeah...I was being an idiot...

    Thanks for this! Looks awesome!

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