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Chilled deep house – reflections

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As you will know I have quite a liking for the chilled end of things – always gravitating towards the chillout room in any party. I have always had as well a real love of deep house – admittedly that love is generally for the older originators – St Germain (Ludovic Navarre), Ian Pooley, Mateo and Matos, Kevin Yost. I so look back to days in parties involving DIY, Inland Knights and others.

Mixmag | STOP CALLING IT DEEP HOUSE!.

via Mixmag | STOP CALLING IT DEEP HOUSE!.

The mixes you can find here hopefully give you a sense of that mmmm! that is part of the whole scene and the whole history of that area of music.

http://www.mixcrate.com/silverbackdj/chill-deep-1-8891502.

Deep House Music – history & description | Pressure Radio – Deep Soulful House Music.

via Deep House Music – history & description | Pressure Radio – Deep Soulful House Music.

 

Music videos and more

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Some people are a little surprised at my taste in music given my age and background. I enjoy music ranging from that music core to my youth – the soul, northern (DaveGodin was an old friend), ska, reggae, house of most styles, dnb, breaks, african music across the board, reggae of all styles, 2 step, chillstep and so on.

Here we have a series of the music videos I have enjoyed – a hipster, baroque pop, dream pop cum neo electroish pop type, a Belgian hip hop artists with roots on Rwanda, an Eritrean music video and a whole series of those created by me.

I had to search for music after popping into a local Eritrean restaurant. The food was good, the people great, and I enjoyed the music and tv playing. As I said at the time – I felt like going back to Africa.

It is interesting to note the differences in style between the various music videos. I would so love to make some videos with some of the Eritreans – seems it would be real fun.

 

Images and sounds – a hint of art?

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Blogs so regularly concentrate on one or two related areas of interest. I am of something of a different opinion as you may have realised. I like to add a few resources here and there. Sometimes I like to add music, talk about those tunes, artists and events that I like. I ask myself is it at all wrong to combine all – design, art, resources, music – indeed anything that catches my eye, my ear, my interest, my imagination, my concern. Thus …

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Sky, sun, colour

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There are particular emotional qualities to a sunset, sometimes hesitant, sometimes warm, somehow comforting even though it signals an ending – the end of the day. It does signal the start of evening or night and the gentle winding down of effort.
Having an urban skyline and occasional foliage also adds an extra quality.

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Download if you wish. Stock photos are always useful.

Here is some music to accompany …

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Deep House – something I still love

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Soon after I returned to djing, nearly two  decades ago, I latched onto deep house. It became something I loved. Admittedly the producers I loved were not necessarilly the original producers of the genre. My tastes ranged through Ludovic Navarre – St Germain, Kevin Yost, artists using Robert Owens, Mateo and Matos – people such. Gently seductive beats, an occasional hint of jazz, developed instrumentation, subtle vocals well executed – my tastes gripped each of these qualities.

Deep House Page.

via Deep House Page.

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What is DEEP House.

via What is DEEP House.

In the whole of the house genre it seemed to be the most thoughtful and developed. Wherever I was – be it bright bar, dimly lit club or somewhere vintage – I could drift into closed eyes picturing a particular beach and friends dancing. Given my love of Ludovic Navarre, it is hardly surprising that I had come from a past littered with Dave Brubeck and other early modern jazz greats courtesy of an uncle with such tastes.

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Keep on Deepin’ On: The 40 Best Deep House Tracks of All Time | SPIN | Discover | SPIN Lists.

via Keep on Deepin’ On: The 40 Best Deep House Tracks of All Time | SPIN | Discover | SPIN Lists.

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Mixmag | STOP CALLING IT DEEP HOUSE!.

via Mixmag | STOP CALLING IT DEEP HOUSE!.

new mixes – africa

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For Francis, Motsi, Lebo and all the rest of our friends from Maseru 81-2.

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From my time spent in Africa in the 80s it is really nteresting to see how the whole african music scene has moved on – it has managed a massive integration with major elements of the music scene in both Europe and the USA.

Okayafrica’s Top 10 African Songs Of 2013 Okayafrica..

via Okayafrica’s Top 10 African Songs Of 2013 Okayafrica..

50 favourite African songs | Music to die for.

via 50 favourite African songs | Music to die for.

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A patchwork history 3 – Aromatiq and Sanctified

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Aromatiq was a club night originally held @ the Earl and was based around the then growing styles of broken beat, nujazz, nusoul, with hints of house and garage thrown in. Sanctified altered this slightly when held @ the Redhouse, adding more in the way of hiphop, intelligent dnb, deep house and the like. The tagline ‘outrageously chilled, wholly grown up’ said it all. Sanctified was the first of a number of collaborations between futurhood av and Saeif Sounds.

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I still find it a shame that more was not heard of broken beat, nujazz and nusoul in Sheffield. The whole field remains a great love of mine. Aromatiq ultimately became a radio show on Sheffield Live.

Broken beat – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Broken beat music – Listen free at Last.fm.

Particular tastes of mine included Domu, IG Culture, recently Zilo Groove.

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