||1.||Brame & Hamo - "Clockwerk"|
||2.||Brame & Hamo - "Clockwerk" (Session Victim remix)|
||1.||Hamo - "SOUL"|
||2.||Brame - "Full Custody"|
The sleepy seaside town of Sligo, based on Ireland's Atlantic coast, seems an unlikely location to base a deep house label. More remarkably, this debut 12" from Sligo-based Splendor & Squalor comes from two residents of the town: longtime DJ buddies and hip-hop/deep house fusionists Brame and Hamo. It's a strong first outing, with each of the three original cuts coming doused in smooth soul and hip-hop influences. That's means beats that swing, sensual strings, chunky bass and the kind of pads that seem to wrap themselves around your body. The duo's collaborative "Clockwork" - arguably the pick of the bunch - is also remixed by Session Victim (think ultra-deep goodness), while Hamo's sample-heavy "Soul" offers the perfect balance between smiling deep house and classic hip-house.
Kraak & Smaak, Secret Reels, Replika (Deso, Swedish Brandy), Rosenhaft (Killing Sources), Matt RiVEM (Goshawk/Rhythm Plate), Closed Paradise, WOLF Music, Superbreak, OK Jones / Love Glove, Martin Haberland, Alkalino, Mike W - Kolour LTD, Session Victim, Juno Recommends Deep House, Medlar, Sleazy Beats Recordings, Evan Michael, Fog, Trujillo, Anna Wall, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Karol Aleksander, Martin Hayes (Mating Rituals Rec.), Kito Jempere, KS French, Nasty Boy, Soul Of Hex, Cape Cod, 25 Places, Loz Goddard, PauliSoulworks, Evan Iff, Extended Play Recordings, Huerta, Jus Nowhere, Alan Mooney's Edits, Nachtbraker, Terrence Pearce, QUEEN & DISCO, Louis Hughes (Two Deep), Homework, Milton Jackson
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