Desos // House Music [Deso Records]
Desos returns with a fairly rudimentary release on his own label.
Trademark bumping house is the flavour here, with James Johnston supplying a mix using plenty bottom end, a nagging piano riff and a vibe that’s not dis-similar to the flavours of labels like Seasons and other early 90s US outlets. Strong underground grooves no doubt.
The original mix is very much In the current trend of mid-90s US house…the type of which that, as a one-time record store manager, I can vouch didn’t sell too many at the time but was always picked up by some of the heads. One for the clubs, shifting as it does through the gears.
Finally. “Surfshippin’” demonstrates Desos’ chops further with a moody, low-end slice of soulful trackage…all cut up vocals, deep down in the mix with strings adding to the scene.
A cool release this that will sound best where it’s meant to be heard… in the club.
Release Date: Vinyl available 27th Sept
Words: Colin Cook