Dirt Crew’s 100th release falls on this year’s Deep Love Compilation. Set to drop across a double vinyl on 12.09, with 11 all exclusive original tracks from new and old favourites including Detroit Swindle, Nachtbraker, The Revenge and Felix Leifur. Take a sonic trip across deep and straight up house, infused with jazz, disco and funk. This diverse and plentiful outing includes work outs for your dance floor alongside intergalactic analogue synth laden voyages, originating from artists we’ve uncovered from Japan to Iceland and many places in between. A truly great way to celebrate our 100th Release.
We kick things off with a relatively new kid on the Dirt Crew block, Felix Leifur. Following up his stellar EP, the Icelandic prodigy brings us “Feels Like”, a great broken beat like house cut laden with jangly percussion, warbling Rhodes and golden vocal hook, Phat! Detroit Swindle, long time friends and contributors to the label who have become a household name in the house scene and are no strangers to the dance floor weapon, have brought us a bomb. “Tori Karaage” is a driving, sweat inducing, disco house, dance floor mover.
Ponty Mython is back with his trademark hustle and quirky sonic styling. A bouncing, intelligent and catchy groove rises with cries of “New York, New York” then gives way to a great break and spiraling arpeggio before getting right back to it. Get freaky with another one of our residents Nachtbraker, who delivers an a-typical groove and fresh approach to deep house. “Busy Bee” is heavily swung with licks of jazz piano, strummed strings and a soaring horn refrain. He flips it on it’s head with an unmissable breakdown, then surprises us yet again with lush atmosphere. Harry Wolfman’s “Rainbow Set” reduces the tempo slightly, keeping it deep and sexy. The sultry, smooth, disco touched vibe will have hips swaying in no time. Harry is a truly unique artist and one we’re very pleased to have on the label.
We take a trip into analogue territory with Marlon Hoffstadt. As part of the duo “Tender Games” and with his own imprint “Retrograde”, Marlon is a fast rising new face on the scene. His track “Extra Slim Manufactured” is drum machine driven with a boisterous bass and soul to spare. “Whopa” indeed, Leipzig’s finest and “Rose Records” owners M.ono & Luvless come to the party with an uplifting piano house excursion plus a whole lot of energy. A change in name but not in quality, “Huerta” aka “Steve Huerta” who collaborated on our label on numerous releases with Urulu is back with a deep and beautiful house cut. “BLVD” will make you take a breath. Pressing synths push and pull, lead lines glisten and straight to the point percussion drives it home.
Go on a suspenseful odyssey with esteemed veteran producer Good Guy Mikesh. Housier than his last release on SPIEL, he brings us “Boiling”, which increases in energy degree by degree, intensity rising until the heat can no longer be contained and the whole thing begins to bubble, tumbling arpeggios releasing the pressure. Yes yes! The Revenge is back as well! Another belter from the master of the live jam direct to press. Showcasing his signature mixture of disco and house, the diva calls us to dance while thumping drums, a massive growling bass and tasty lead show the way. Direct from Japan, the latest newcomer to our label and another intrinsically original artists, we’re pleased to introduce Jun Kamoda. He made his debut on Brooklyn’s “Mister Saturday Night” and has surprised us with a completely new twist on house. “I know” presents casual melodies and positive energies on a transcendental landscape. Take this one on a long trip somewhere. Perfect for plane and train rides, the music speaks to time spent gazing out the window.
With that we say farewell on our 100th release, we hope you enjoy the ride.