Various Artists

Various Artists

Various Artists

I (Heart) Real Deep House

Tronicsole

House music has been around so long it’s now a major industry. But this collection goes down in the cellar of the style to explore all those alt mixes and never released tracks that aficionados seek out, and the result is interesting as well as down-tempo relaxing. “Everything You See (HiRO Remix)” by Sei A features a male vocal with occasional ripples of mild static underneath the hypnotic rhythm. His mantra of “Make no sense of everything you see” is a close to a koan as you find here. We float along for a few more track and then achieve enlightenment with another intriguing track from D. J. HiRO: “This Child Is Wild.” Sampled vocals agree pleasantly in the background, you don’t know exactly what they approve of but this arrangement sticks close to House’s rhythmic roots while eschewing excessive exuberance in it self selected rhythmic space. True, a glass is broken every 16 bars but this is a small price to pay in the dark and somewhat fluorescent room.

By track six “Badam (Alex Barck Remix)” by TrAmHed hits a smooth level groove. Here another male vocalist sputters “Since I found you, don’t know what to say.” There are several interpretations of this male astonishment: either she’s amazing, or she’s psychotic, or possibly he consumed a chemical rendering him unsuitable to do anything no matter what this mysterious woman looks like. Oh, to be young and stoned again!

www.tronicsole.co.uk

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Phantasmagoria X: “Reckoning”
    Phantasmagoria X: “Reckoning”

    John DiDonna’s medley of creepy stories and trilling dance returns once more with a tour though all the Central Florida hot spots from Deland to Tampa.

  • Killer Nun
    Killer Nun

    Let Anita Ekberg and director Giulio Berruti introduce you to the nunspolitation genre with Killer Nun.

  • The Tree House
    The Tree House

    One of the most highly regarded works to screen at this year’s Locarno Film Festival was Quý Minh Trương’s The Tree House (Nhà cây), a documentary that dramatically utilizes a science fiction lens to simultaneously examine the cultures of multiple ethnic groups in Vietnam while compelling the audience to question the contemporary importance of visual documentation.

  • Disturbed Furniture
    Disturbed Furniture

    Continuous Pleasures (Arevarc Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
    A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

    Sleeping your way to the top is one thing, but killing your way up there works a just as well.

  • Deathtrap
    Deathtrap

    A writer hits a dry spell and then murders his wife, all in the name of making a hit.

  • Cabin of Fear
    Cabin of Fear

    Campers freak out when a murderer is on the loose and they have no cell phone reception.

  • Jake La Botz
    Jake La Botz

    They’re Coming For Me (Hi-Style / Free Dirt). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Howlin Rain
    Howlin Rain

    Under The Wheels: Live From The Coasts, Volume 1 (Silver Current Records). Review by Michelle Wilson.

  • The Lilacs
    The Lilacs

    Endure (Pravda). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

From the Archives