10 Best Records of November 2016

Here are the best house records of November 2016, according to the users of Sound Shelter.

theo parrish gentrified love

Theo Parrish | Duminie Deporres | Waajeed – Gentrified Love Part 2 (Sound Signature)

Theo, Duminie and Wajeed form a Detroit dream team on the new Sound Signature

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erp pithERP – Pith (Frustrated Funk)

A 2016 repress of an underated atmospheric Gerd Hanson aka Convextion killer

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Newworldaquarium - The Games That We PlayNewworldaquarium – The Games That We Play (Ape)

Marvellous NWAQ tracks brought back to life with a remaster by Marco Spaventi. Sludgy on one side, floaty on the other.

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Max Graef - Apron EPMax Graef – Apron EP (Apron)

MG goes raw for Funkineven’s Apron label

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Cottam 6Cottam – Cottam 6 (Cottam)

7 years after his first mysterious 12, the UK chugger returns to this self-titled form with more slow and heavy edits.

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DJ Dog & Double Dancer - Rebound LoungeDJ Dog & Double Dancer – Rebound Lounge (Rebound Lounge)

A killer classic house influenced project from DJ Fett Burger and Double Dancer.

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SW - Sued 015SW – Sued 015 (SUED)

Stunning house and techno album covering a huge array of influences including hi-tech soul and UK broken beat.

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Jay Daniel - Broken KnowzJay Daniel – Broken Knowz (Technicolour)

Outstanding first album from the Detoit producer, blending raw leftfield house with tripped out jazz vibes.

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Glenn Underground - Savior Of ChicagoGlenn Underground – Savior Of Chicago (Strictly Jazz Unit Muzic)

GU with a 303’d up journey through lush ambient pads and spacey rhythms. Backed with an ode to the master of house music, Larry Heard.

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A Made Up Sound - BygonesA Made Up Sound – Bygones (AMUS)

Outstanding deep techno excursions from the ridiculously underated Dutch producer

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10 Best House Records of October 2016

Here are the best house records of October 2016 according to the users of Sound Shelter


nebraska far001

Nebraska – F&AR001 (F&R)

Noted for releases on labels such as Rush Hour, Delusions Of Grandeur and Mister Saturday Night, London-based producer Nebraska brings us three characteristically top-notch slices of sample-rich deep house.

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javonntte mind over matter

Javonntte – Mind Over Matter (Sistrum)

NDATL artist Javonntte hits Patrice Scott’s marvellous Sistrum label with an excellent 12 of warm Detroit house.

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glenn astro coloured sands

Glenn Astro – Colour Sands (Big Bait)

Essential repress of Astro’s debut release on Big Bait. Expect warm, jazzy swinging house.

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zarate fix dj sotofett planetary involvement

Zarate Fix / DJ Sotofett – Planetary Involvement (Thug)

Cosmic & earthy dubbed out house. Essential leftfield house as expected from these two.

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rick wade the elixir

Rick Wade – the ELIXIR (Harmonie Park)

Deep detroit house tunes released on Wade’s own Harmonie Park label

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call super new life tones

Call Super – New Life Tones (Houndstooth)

After an outing on Dekmantel with the excellent “Nervous Sex Traffic”, Call Super returns to Houndstooth with a couple of multi-genre-straddling melancholic ambient house tracks.

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tribute to klang club

Move D / Fred P / Christopher Rau / Easy To Remember – A Tribute To Klang Club Volume 2 (Unclear)

An All-star lineup don’t disapoint with their classy house homages to the now-defunct Tuscan club.

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general ludd sunset yellow

General Ludd – Sunset Yellow (Mister Saturday Night)

General Ludd return to the New York label with more mind-being high-octane psychadelic house sounds.

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Terrence Parker Deep Detroit Heat

Terrence Parker – Deep Detroit Heat Edits Volume 1 (Groovement)

TP documents 90’s piano house with a set of new and unreleased versions and edits.

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jovonn peak hour

Jovonn – Peak Hour EP (Body ‘N Deep)

US House master Jovonn launches his new label with Jersey-templated, swinging house tracks.

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Six Mixes You Need To Hear Vol.1

Here’s 6 DJ mixes we’ve been loving recently.

XLR8R Podcast 460 – Prins Thomas

The Norwegian artist drops a tight 70 minutes of dancefloor shakers, made up of everything from electro to house and acid, all with a pleasantly retro feel.


Fred P for Deephouse Amsterdam

The New York selector glides through 90 minutes of his unique deep house vibes.


FACT mix 527 – A Made Up Sound

The Hague musician shows FACT the records that never leave his crate.


Mr Beatnick – NTS Radio

The Don’t Be Afraid label boss presents a heady 2 hours of sophisticated disco, dusty house and spiritual jazz for NTS


Livity Sound, with Simo Cell

The Livity Sound affiliate mixes up an array of bassy sounds.


Pangaea – Crack Mix

A whistle-stop tour through cutting edge techno from one of the UK’s very best.


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Theo Walbeck – Freek Tool

We first heard this killer on Mr Beatnick’s NTS show, and since then it’s been on a regular repeat here.

The first release on the new Tune label, Freek Tool is the work of an apparently well-known producer, who wanted some anonymity for this track (we’re guessing the producer is a fan of the Arsenal football team based upon the pseudonym being a fusion of two of the clubs most injury-prone players.).

Tune is the new sister label to the mighty fine Local Talk label, and is focusing on releasing single-sided vinyl, where the track is strong enough to not require a B-side or remix.

There isn’t much substance to Freek Tool – it’s pretty much just an acapella from 90s RNB banger, Joedci – Freakn You, layered over a crunchy drum workout but in the hands of Walbeck, this combination is seriously powerful.

No download for this one so jump over to your favourite record store and pick this one up pronto.

(Video courtesty of Soundspace)


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Member Mix: Nils Anthes

Germany-based DJ and producer behind the wonderfully-named Traxxploitation project, Nils Anthes mixes up an array of edits and African-influenced house.

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Want to find more great house and techno records? Head over to Sound Shelter where we combine expert curation with a clever algorithm that offers insightful personalised recommendations, based upon your favourite records labels and producers.

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Member Mix: Tim Reade

UK DJ Tim Reade turns out a mix that moves through melodic territory into break-beat driven vibes. A mix fit for any house and techno dancefloor.

We’ll let the tracklist do the talking…

Steve Kasper – Unvexed Dub
Frankey & Sandrino – Izar
Lonya – Still Waters Run Deep (3LIAS & Nesta remix)
Jay Shepheard – Elementary
Suzanne Kraft – DJ Safety Track
Dave Aju – 14324
Lay-Far – Lock & Rock (Mr Scruff remix)
Chaos in the CBD – Dusty Sundays
Leif – Tumbler
Berkson & What – Lost Solina (Maayan Nidam remix)
Christian S. – Give it Up
Frankey & Sandrino – Merging Black
Dinky – Casa (Axel Boman dub)
Dorisburg – Transform
Jay Shepheard – K3
Land of Light – Flares (Tambien remix)
Lorenzo Dada – Love Apparel (Axel Boman remix)

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SSMX03: Ethyène (Moonrise Hill Material)

Ethyène is busy recently. The producer and DJ from France is getting noticed by a greater audience and is having more and more projects, meetings, and sets to play. Starting production at the age of 16, he got into the House and Hip Hop scene and was playing for Artjacking France as resident. His love for sounds from Chicago, Detroit and Manchester and the craftsmanship of sampling gives the music its personal note.

He is part of the newly founded Moonrise Hill Material – Gang that provides Disco and Hip Hop influenced grooves in the French underground House scene, and is having a lot of other releases upcoming and out recently.

We think he is going to be big, so we are happy he got some time sharing his story with us and he’s provided a killer mix.

Sound Shelter introduces : Ethyène!

So first of all, what is going on recently?

I just had three releases, a track on Roots for Bloom, an EP on Kyoku Records and an EP on my own record label Moonrise Hill Material. I also have been working on the side of the three first Moonrise Hill releases so I guess this is why I’m getting a bit more attention today. To be honest, nothing makes me happier than seeing more and more people following our work.

How about Moonrise Hill Material! How did you guys meet?

We were all producing and spinning House Music in Lyon our hometown in France so we met during our different parties and immediately became friends with each other. Then, the idea of releasing our music on our own label came up naturally and this is how everything started.

And the music you are playing and making?

I have a part of my family who lives in Philadelphia, so I’ve been there quite often and have always been fascinated by the unbelievable ability the artists from Philly had to talk to my soul, from John Coltrane to Boyz II Men. More generally, this is from this city that I got my love for black music.

Moreover, since I’m 13 or 14 I’ve been listening to a lot of Hip-Hop from the late 90’s and early 2000’s… that got me into this sampling stuff. Then, when I started partying around the age of 16 I discovered house records from Theo Parrish, Moodymann, Kenny Dope … I immediately knew this was what I wanted to spin and produce.
Basically everything I play, produce and love is related to sampling !

Do you have some projects going on of your own recently? And was Kyoku Records your idea?

Yes I have some new projects that will come later this year but the only one I can really talk about is a new EP on Moonrise Hill Material  that should see the day in January 2017. I’ll also have a mini LP on an american record label I love and an other one in May on a brand new label from the US too.

I’m also starting to release my lower tempo and hip hop stuff on FHUO, a new record label on the side of Moonrise by my brother from an other mother Folamour. I will release this music under the name Lo Life.

Concerning Kyoku, these nice guys asked me to do an EP for them after they discovered my track Manhattune on the first Moonrise Hill release so this was absolutely not my idea but at the end of the day I’m really happy to have been part of this project.

Tell us a bit about your Sound Shelter mix

My sound shelter mix is putting together tracks I like to play at the moment and unreleased tracks from myself… I also like to end mixes with classic tunes… On this one I chose the remix of the French house standard Music Sounds Better With you by Bob Sinclar, this one track has always blown me up.

When you´d have the opportunity to choose someone to play with B2B, who would that be?

If I had an opportunity to choose someone to play back 2 back, I guess I’d pick Theo Parrish up. I’ve seen him twice, that was two of the best nights of my life!

Thanks a bunch Ethyène!!!

Check out Moonrise Hill on Sound Shelter
Check out records from Ethyène on Sound Shelter

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SSMX02: thatmanmonkz mix (Shadeleaf / Classic / Delusions of Grandeur)

Some people curate, some people mix, some people produce. thatmanmonkz does all 3.

Scott Moncrieff is a Sheffield based recording artist, DJ, and label boss at his own Shadeleaf Music. He manages to tread that fine line of simultaneously picking up props from all angles and wrecking dance floors the world over, whilst remaining resolutely underground and focused on the more interesting corners of dance music. He releases on Delusions of Grandeur, Kolour LTD, and Classic and his recent debut album “Columbusing” was a fine document that touched on authentic deep house, funk and soul with plenty of proper song structures and real vocalists amidst the underground club heaters.

We’ve been a big fan of his music for a few years so thought it was time to learn more about him, and we scored a house masterclass in the form of a mix that covers the Detroit sounds of Moodymann and Leron Carson, the edits of Popular Peoples Front and Jamie 326, and the disco sounds of The Jacksons.

Whats been happening in your world recently?

So, I’ve been on my grind as usual really.. After releasing my debut album earlier this year (“Columbusing” on Delusions Of Grandeur) I thought I might get to chill back a little, but, that definitely hasn’t been the case! I’ve had remixes out for the likes of Diz and Inkswel amongst others, an original track on Kon’s BBE compilation, and also have remixes due for Amp Fiddler, Kraak and Smaak, and J Kriv all slated for this year. I’ve also been producing a hip hop album with my man Malik Ameer (under our Madison Washington moniker), and have just started writing some new thatmanmonkz material recently too. Between all of that, gigging more frequently, and running Shadeleaf Music, it’s all go over here, and i’m very thankful for that!

Tell us about this mix…where was it recorded and how?

I recorded it in my studio room, on my dj set up, the typical way y’know? As it was for you guys, and because i’m a fan of the site, I picked out 20 or so tracks I wanted to use in the mix (in a variety of formats), and just deejayed as I would in a club environment. Sometimes with podcasts or radio shows or whatever it can be all about exposing new music, and other times you just want to catch a vibe and be more representative of what you do when out on the road…. this is one of those ones. I won’t lie, I had to work pretty hard a couple of the mix transitions, but, again that’s more of an honest representation of me playing out, so i’m all for not masking a little bit of human error. I just recorded it into a DAW and did a little bit of post-mix processing , nothing more complicated than that. A handful of tunes, two channels and a mixer, no frills.

How and why did your start your label, Shadeleaf?

Just as a personal thing, I’d always wanted to self curate have my own label, initially as a way of a&r’ing my own music and getting out there at my own speed, and, I also very quickly realised that I knew a lot of people that I felt were making great music that needed to be heard… After Tone Control were kind enough to put out my first couple of solo artist releases (i’d been involved in a project called Small Arms Fiya about 10 years ago, then had a break from the music game) I met with my good friend and, well, mentor really, Chris Duckenfield (Swag,Popular Peoples Front) and showed him the demo’s I was working on, and he schooled me in how to set up on my own from there. Anything he doesn’t know about the vinyl game isn’t really worth knowing! Most of my heroes and inspirations have their own imprints, and also, having a label also adds a little leverage when releasing music on other labels. I’d highly recommend it to all up and coming artists, it’s a lot of work, but also a lot of fun, and very rewarding. We’ve been lucky enough for Shadeleaf to work with a lot of people I’m genuinely a fan of, and i’ve developed some great friendships from working on projects or remixes for the label. I’m really proud of our back catalogue, and that it quickly turned into something that isn’t really focussed just on me as an artist, and we’ve some really exciting projects in the pipeline!

Have you ever seen House royalty, and fellow Sheffield resident, Maurice Fulton at your local supermarket?

Hehhehheh, I have seen Maurice around occasionally, though maybe not yet at the supermarket! I don’t really know him personally other than to say ‘hi’, but, he seems like a really nice guy, and, you’re right, he’s definitely house royalty! I did once see him play at a small house party, doing two copy business with disco records and busted up walkman headphones, and can confirm that he’s as brilliant a deejay, as you already know he is….

You’re asked to book your favourite DJs and live acts for a night at your favourite club. Who plays, and which club?

Awwww man, that’s nearly impossible to pin down! There are so many great deejays and live acts, and, a whole lot of amazing clubs and venues around the world, some of which i’ve been lucky enough to see…. For today I’ll go with Chris Duckenfield, Recloose, Byron The Aquarius, and Larry Heard on the decks, with live sets from Henry Wu’s jazz project and D’angelo, at Flammable (Re Bar) in Seattle. My heart always holds a special place for those smaller ‘red light basement’ style spots with a big sound and a knowledgable crowd, and Re Bar definitely fits the bill for that! My answer to this question would probably change on a daily basis though… Also, just let me thank you guys for having me in, I’m a big fan of the site, as you know, and had a lot of fun doing this for you. Much appreciated!

If you want thatmanmonkz to play your party then get in touch with [email protected] , and make it happen?


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Prequel – Freedom Jazz Dance (Rhythm Section International)

“Blackness is not a color” is what Prequel is telling us in the first seconds of “Saints”, the first track of his second EP on Rhythm Section International. And he describes what that means with delivering a wonderful jazzy House EP.

Rhythm Section International is Bradley Zero´s record label that he was building up with friends to give young talents and friends a chance to put their music out. Deep and jazzy grooves are characteristics of the label and are forming the signature sound.

In Freedom Jazz Dance, you can lose yourself in the deepest way imaginable. Here, soulful voices and sizzling electric buzz sounds; fat organic bass and deep pads are playing in harmony and are giving the record its finesse.

The album is a well composed journey through the roots of Jazz and House and takes a step further by reminding us where the soul of this music really lies, in the typical Rhythm Section style, that is moving the community for almost 2 years now.

This release is less Hip Hop influenced than his debut EP Polite Strangers; though, the overall sound Prequel is striving towards is recognizable and shows a noticeable love for Jazz in particular. These slightly delayed/reverbed and filtered jazzy sounds are combined with a well-balanced kick and minimalistic drum sounds that are playing along.

Not only is it a banger in the club, it´s a wonderful masterpiece on it´s own and I recommend it to everybody, not only the House- heads and underground lovers but everybody who is interested in a record that is uplifting , smooth, well-organized.

This release is going to be on my wantlist for sure! It creates such a great, positive vibe throughout and is put together so thoughtful that there is not much else to say.  It´s just deep, soulful and jazzy House, no filler, all killer. Buy it!

Tracklist:

A1) Saints
A2) Nothing Better
B1) You Shall Know The Truth
B2) Walken

If you are interested in more facts and stuff about how Rhythm Section International was founded, check out the video from Stamp The Wax on YouTube.

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The Essential Rhythm & Sound

Rhythm & Sound is one of several projects linked to the mysterious Berlin dub-techno duo Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus. They released a series of 10″ records on Burial Mix and 12″ records on Rhythm & Sound, both labels distributed by Hardwax.

Von Oswald and Ernestus’ Rhythm & Sound recordings are much more dub-influenced and less techno-orientated than the duo’s previous, and more legendary, dub-techno recordings as Basic Channel and Maurizio.

Where those earlier recordings synthesized a Detroit-influenced style of minimal techno with dub-reggae bass lines, the late-’90s Rhythm & Sound productions emphasized the dub-reggae aesthetic rather than the more dancefloor-orientated techno sound of the early-’90s Basic Channel and Maurizio recordings.

Here are our favourites from their outstanding discography, where the deep, FX-driven warmth of Jamaican dub meets the ice cold, machine patterns of techno.

Rhythm & Sound – Mango Drive

Rhythm & Sound – Roll Off

Rhythm & Sound ft Tikiman – Music A Fe Rule

Rhythm & Sound – Free For All (Soundstream remix)

Rhythm & Sound ft Savage –  Smile

Rhythm & Sound – Trace

Rhythm & Sound – Aerial

Rhythm & Sound – Carrier

Rhythm & Sound – No Partial

Rhythm & Sound – Poor People Must Work (Carl Craig remix)

Did we miss any? Comment below and let us know your favorites.

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