Dale Howard makes his second appearance on Lost My Dog following the ‘Merrt EP’ earlier in 2012. The ‘Inner City EP’ offers 4 more shining examples of Dale’s take on garage-influenced house music, with huge basslines and skipping beats paving the way for vintage synth stabs.
It’s a sound which has seen him hit the top of the sales charts for labels including Neurotraxx Deluxe, Off Recordings and Fear Of Flying. Dale has future releases penned for Noir and Morris Audio, as well as his own Static Audio imprint.
Shades Of Gray – the duo of Czech national Michal ‘Schwa’ Ruzickaand Aussie Nick West – have been turning many heads recently with their debut album ‘Soul Machine’ and the consistent quality of theirBeef Records imprint. They certainly turned our heads here at Lost My Dog so we got them firmly onto our leash! Their ‘All About The Drums EP’ contains four tracks of trademark deep and funky heads-down house including 3 collaborations, with Rodney O, Pavel ORM and Antsmif.
As the EP title suggests it’s all about the drums, and boy do they thump, snap, crackle and pop! But its also very much about the bass which growls and drives when it needs to, and bounces along when it needs to. The collaborators add guitar, synth and organ top lines to an EP that ranges from light and funky to dark and moody, while always deep and warm.
Artist: Shades Of Gray
Title: All About The Drums EP
Label: Lost My Dog (UK)
Cat No: LMD057
Style: Deep House
Release Date: 16th April 2012
1. The Drums Go Like This
2. Do This feat. Rodney O
3. Father’s Guitar feat. Pavel ORM
4. Shades Of Gray & Antsmif – Sometimes
House Track of the Day?!!!
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After 18 months of intense work in the studio Shades of Grayemerge with their debut album ‘Soul Machine’. The duo of Michal Schwa and Nick West have progressively established themselves over the years producing consistently solid tracks and remixes for labels such as Neurotraxx Deluxe, Om Records, Salted Music, Dark Energy, Tronicsole and of course their home label Beef Records on which ‘Soul Machine’ is released.
Released as a 2 CD set, vinyl and digital download, ‘Soul Machine’includes 11 original tracks and 11 remixes from an all-star cast including veterans The Timewriter, Jef K & Gwen Maze, Soul Minority, Fiord and Lexy (Lexy & K-Paul) as well as some of the hottest emerging producers such as Peter Horrevorts, Steve Ward, Uone, LuRob and Londonground.
Shades Of Gray was born following Czech national Schwa’s move to Australia in 2005. He soon teamed up with local Nick West both in the studio and as a partner in Beef Records. They quickly gained a reputation as one of the hottest acts on the Sydney underground scene and it wasn’t long until they were touring internationally performing from Tokyo to Moscow and Paris to Prague. With support from the likes of Shur-I-Kan, Miss Kittin, Jimpster, Pezzner, Laurent Garnier and Miguel Migs, SOG have clocked up over 50 releases including the sales chart topping ‘Moog in the House’.
The album is a definite progression for SOG, heading deeper into sampling territory and drawing on what’s come before to define their vision of the future sound of house music. Reinterpreting influences from soul to disco through the sharpened lens of 2012 production, SOG have delivered a stunning collection of tunes that have that instant classic feel that will remain relevant for years to come.
Turquoise Blue Recordings swiftly follow up their debut release by Tom Ellis with another rapidly rising star of the UK deep and tech house scene: Ruthit. The Manchester based producer adds to an impressive roster of labels, including murmur, Four:Twenty, Neurotraxx Deluxe, Fresh Meat and Baker Street, with three original tracks that explore deep bubbling acid, chunky heads down grooves and spaced-out trippy vibes. M A N I K, named DJ Mag’s ‘Hot To Watch 2011’ provides a trademark head nodding remix and French producer Boris Horel goes warm and blissful with grainy undertones.
Title: Deep Blue EP
Label: Turquoise Blue Recordings (UK)
Cat No: TQR002
Style: Deep House
Release Date: 30th September 2011
1. Deep Blue
2. Deep Blue (M A N I K Remix)
3. Disturb The Comfortable (Boris Horel ‘Broadway’ Mix)
4. So Special
5. Disturb The Comfortable
Ruthit aka Carl Handley was born the North East of England but now resides in Manchester. He learnt his DJ craft in Ibiza hosting intimate parties before attracting the attention of the Zoo Project who offered him a residency back in 2008. Appearances on a range of top house labels and collaborations with Carlos Sanchez & DJ Ray (8bit/Supernature), Kabuto & Kojo (Supernature/Get Physical/Area Remote), Dualton (Viva/Bedrock) and a remix for Darren Emerson’s artist album alongside X-Press 2 are establishing Ruthit as one to watch.
New Yorker M A N I K is one of the hottest names in deep and tech house right now, incorporating a wide range of style in his music stretching from disco and funk to acid and electronica. His discography is a ‘who’s who’ of leading labels including Hot Creations, Culprit, Ovum (for whom he has released an album), Poker Flat, Dark Energy and Fresh Meat.
Originally from Royan in France, Boris Horel now calls London his home and has become a well known player on the city’s music scene with residencies at ‘Foreign Muck’ (at the Key Club) and ‘Lets’ (at T Bar). His music can be found on labels such as Adult Only (a collaboration with Dyed Soundorom), Supernature (a remix of Audiofly and original tracks remixed by Dan Ghenacia and Bearweasel), Time Has Changed and Eklo.
Turquoise Blue operates from near to Newcastle upon Tyne and has been founded by Neil Harker. The label is inspired by underground house stalwarts like Freak ‘n’ Chic, Crosstown Rebels and Leftroom, and more recently Supplement Facts, Culprit , Visionquest and Hot Creations – labels who have managed to grow while maintaining an underground spirit. The label’s debut release featured Tom Ellis, Kris Wadsworth, Arttu and Nick Turner, while artists coming soon on Turquoise Blue include Laura Jones, Alex Arnout, Djebali and Basic Soul Unit.