Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The latest installment of the Deep House Archives comes, as per the blog's traditions, right before the official start of the summer season. "Better Days", mixed by Theo Zanos, is filled with the latest offerings of the nu disco genre, a style featured almost a year ago in this blog with the 24th DHA volume. Although nu disco has been receiving increased attention lately, several artists managed to retain the originality and freshness of their sound until now and this mix provides a testament to their creative abilities. Named after the legendary NYC club, where the late Loleatta Holloway performed the "My Loleatta" acapella featured in the mix, the new DHA update provides the right soundtrack to welcome those better days ahead.
Special thanks for the original art for this mix go to a very talented friend and fan of the podcast, Jesse Nunez.
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Here's the tracklisting for the mix
ron's edits – back 4 more – wolf + lamb black
soul clap – between the edit – glass table
dj harvey pres locussolus – next to you – international feel recordings
grooveman spot – ur luv (woo) (my loleatta edit) – jazzy sport
mid air – ease out (the revenge reekin'struction) – z records
cosmic kids – reginald's groove (classixx remix) – thrown of blood
fred everything with 20for7 feat vanessa baker – friday (crazy p's remix) – lazy days
tensnake – you know i know it – the vinyl factory
roberto rodriguez – i got – fina records
todd terje – ragysh – running back
maceo plex – your style – crosstown rebels
thugfucker – disco gnome (tale of us remix) – life and death
azari & iii – reckless with your love (tensnake remix) – permanent vacation
junior boys - work (prins thomas diskomiks) – philomena
black science orchestra – sunshine (soul weekender mix) – afro art records
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