VA – Defected Presents House Masters Mousse T. (2018) [FLAC]

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Release Name: VA-Defected_Presents_House_Masters_Mousse_T.-(HOMAS30CD)-2CD-FLAC-2018-WRE
Artist: VA
Album: Defected Presents House Masters Mousse T.
Genre: House
Year: 2018
Tracks: 11
Duration: 02:34:45
Size: 1.01 GB

Mousse T – Defected presents House Masters – New 2CD Album Mousse T. takes his rightful place amongst the likes of Masters At Work, Frankie Knuckles, Dennis Ferrer, Armand Van Helden and Heller & Farley on the House Masters roster. The Peppermint Jam Records co-founder, world-class producer and inimitable personality has been one of house music’s most unstoppable characters for many years — qualities which have all been captured on this unmissable compilation. Highlights include ‘Horny’ which won him the coveted Ivor Novello prize in 1999, new single ‘Rock The Mic’, his remix of Shakedown’s ‘At Night’ and his production work for artists such as Bootsy Collins, First Choice and Boris Dlugosch.


Mondo Grosso – Reborn Again And Always Starting New (2017) [FLAC]

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Release Name: Mondo_Grosso-Reborn_Again_And_Always_Starting_New-JP-CD-FLAC-2017-DeVOiD
Artist: Mondo Grosso
Album: Reborn Again And Always Starting New
Genre: House
Year: 2017
Tracks: 11
Duration: 00:55:40
Size: 375.67 MB

As Mondo Grosso, Japanese track-master Shinichi Osawa has acted alone and with various vocalists and collaborators — ranging from Monday Michiru to N’dea Davenport to Tania Maria — to produce some of the most stylish acid jazz, house, and R&B produced in his country during the ’90s. Born in 1967, the man from Sakura Hills began recording in 1989 and released his first Mondo Grosso material during 1992-1993, including his self-titled debut album on Japan’s For Life imprint. Its globetrotting flair (indebted to American disco and R&B, British acid jazz, Brazilian samba) led a vanguard of mature Japanese dance music also including United Future Organization and Pizzicato 5. Licensing agreements on several compilations resulted in Mondo Grosso’s “Souffles H” becoming a club hit in the West as well, and the second MG LP, Born Free, followed in 1995, with vocalist/collaborators including Monday Michiru and Jhelisa.

Perhaps responding to the rather canned sound of Born Free, Shinichi Osawa enlisted a range of instrumentalists for 1997’s Closer, including Salsoul Orchestra mainman Vince Montana Jr. plus session veterans like guitarist Chuck Loeb, keyboard player James Preston, and the East 4th Horns. He also formed his own label, For Real records, which released material by the Japanese vocalist Bird, as well as the fourth Mondo Grosso LP, MG4. Osawa has also released a solo mix album on For Real, Sakura Hills Disco 3000. ~ John Bush


Fred Everything – Long Way Home (2018) [FLAC]

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Release Name: Fred_Everything-Long_Way_Home-(LZDLP011)-CD-FLAC-2018-HOUND
Artist: Fred Everything
Album: Long Way Home
Genre: House
Year: 2018
Tracks: 12
Duration: 00:58:49
Size: 392.67 MB

This disc marks a big step for Montrealer Fred Everything. It signals the premier of his label, Lazy Day Recordings, and is the first to come out of his home studio. After eight years in San Francisco, he’s back home and putting down roots.

If these 12 new tracks are any indication, that’s all cause for celebration. Long Way Home opens with an absolutely cracking party tune, “Barbarella,” that’s every bit as flamboyant as its namesake. This is pure early ’80s electric boogie, the kind of track a DJ can’t wait to cue up.

Everything puts a number of styles to use over the course of the album; notably, we get his unique take on dub, and two well-executed vocal tracks. The first features South Africa’s Sio, whom Everything remixed last year for the Atjazz label. She’s got a sultry, animated voice that fits nicely with the track’s summertime soul vibe — “By Day” deserves a 12-inch treatment.

The other vocal is a track called “Silver Light,” which showcases the U.K.’s Jinadu over a pitch-perfect dub track. Suitably, his delivery is more heavily treated and sparse and Everything is onto a big idea here — modern dub tracks sometimes drag a bit, but Jinadu’s performance lends the track personality and greater focus.

The bulk of the album feels like a string of first-class lounges and luxury hotels. Very rich, very cool and you very much don’t want it to end. (Lazy Days Recordings)