Deep House

‘These Branching Moments’ (1996) – Wamdue Kids

1996 – when the label ‘deep house’ pretty much did what it said on the tin: mellow, organic house music that tastefully borrowed soul or jazz elements that was distinguishable from more dancefloor oriented variations of the genre. Quite distinct from the ‘future house’ and ‘tropical house’ trends that the term is now also sometimes… Continue reading ‘These Branching Moments’ (1996) – Wamdue Kids

Deep House

‘Nite:Life 06’ (2001) – Ian Pooley

I’m conscious that this is the third mix from the early noughties that I’ve reviewed. It’s not a period that’s often referred to in the annals of house music yet a unique sentiment must have enlivened those precious post-millennial years: a new, dizzy sense of optimism before the disillusionment of 9/11 set in. Listen to… Continue reading ‘Nite:Life 06’ (2001) – Ian Pooley

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‘Nude Tempo One’ (2002) – Miguel Migs

Sun-drenched days, sultry evenings and – in the words of a certain, notorious Detroiter – long, hot, sexy nights. All images that relate to summer and, in my mind at least, to this sizzling, deep house mix from Miguel Migs. Notable for their spacey, soulful house aesthetic and downright naughty cover art, San Francisco based… Continue reading ‘Nude Tempo One’ (2002) – Miguel Migs