Continuing the reviving of old mixes from the first Deep House Archives website, we offer "Sound, Forms & Colors" by Theo Z. This time instead of a blunt description of the mix, we'll repost the description of the set, back in may of 2001 (oddly enough it also holds today).
During the last years we have all witnessed a vast growth of the 'deep house' scene; releases, producers & djs have proliferated at a hard-to-follow rate. This overproduction frenzy may seem to many like a trench knife, since enough of the 'deep stuff' that comes out today lacks soul and originality. Nevertheless, certain producers and labels still push back the boundaries of this style of music and keep the deep vibe alive. This month's mix focuses on releases that have made a statement towards this direction; swinging between tough beats and mellow chords, and moving from uplifting to moody melodies, the last issue of DHA works well on the Saturday late-night crowd...and provides a nice background for the Sunday coffee talk.
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Here's the tracklisting for the mix
oneiro – shhh!!! (circles and circles of sorrow) (intro) - classic
nigel hayes - ode to odyssey - sunshine
rom - ibis vermelho (ernest saint laurent’s frisco mix) - rythmix
big muff - pornstar (dozia & king’s deep dub) - razor & tie
st germain - rose rouge (blaze early shelter mix) - blue note
alex gopher - the child (kenny dope bonus mix) - solid
detox twins - love shared (rob’s no ears dub) - music for freaks
night source - rise above - naked music
yann fontaine - open your eyes (new phunk theory mix) - low pressings
timewriter - here comes the sun - plastic city
g-pal - more than beautiful - plastic city
nick holder - love ‘em leave ‘em - nrk
taxi - people come runnin (needs remix) - infracom
roy davis jr - michael (love from san francisco mix) - nuphonic
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