Juno Records review
"Following a fine first outing last year, the Deep Inspiration crew presents a second volume of their Family Things series of compilation style EPs. Jan Kincl kicks things off with 'Daylight You Are My', a sunset-ready chunk of gently jazzy deep house bliss that's subsequently turned into an even more warming and colourful dancefloor roller by Motor City house legend Alton Miller. Over on side B, Brad P lends a hand on Wolford Heifer's superb 'Odd Socks', an analogue-rich slab of deep house breeziness featuring fluttering flute sounds aplenty, while Benklawk and Mabutana's 'Damage Control' is an ultra-deep, pitched-down treat for Beatdown fanatics and early evening warm-up sets."
Deep Inspiration Show Records proudly presents Family Things Vol. 2, the second instalment of the various artist 12” series focusing on the inner circle of our global family.
Assembled as always with love, the release features welcome contributions from friends and collaborators from Germany, Croatia, South Africa, USA and Scotland.
A1. Our friend Jan Kincl, the Zagreb-based producer, opens the record with Daylight (You Are My), a beautiful slow-burning track that doesn’t hide a serious nod to the original ‘hi tech soul’ blueprint. In line with his previous work, the track touches on the space where techno, house and jazz collide.
A2. Detroit’s Alton Miller steps up with an ear-catching remix of Daylight. Aside from being there at the dawning of house music, Alton’s subsequent work has secured his status as one of the Motor City’s finest artists. Masterful work on the keys and an infectious groove cast Daylight in a completely new context.
B1. The flipside starts with Wolford Heifer, aka Ntshabeng Donald Motseo aka Gary Hattenberger, the Limpopo-born producer now based in Johannesburg. The talent behind the Dirty Analog Records label delivers the curiously-named Odd Socks, a warm and organic deep house track featuring Inner Shift Music’s Brad Peterson on flute and keyboards.
B2. Closing the EP are Johannesburg’s Benklawk and Mabutana, also known as Tebogo Skhosana & Buti Messiase. Having released last year on Do It Now Recordings they now step forward here for DISR with Damage Control, a seriously deep and murky house cut that’s perfect for those hazy late-night moments.