||2.||"Sweet Life" (Mr Beatnick remix)|
The original deep house don Rick Wade is back in action with yet more of those soul-rooted tones to tickle your emotions and speak to your inner funk. This time he's been snapped up by 20:20 offshoot Fina who know a thing or two about the genre, and Mr. Wade has responded by pushing his sound further into sumptuous sample-laden territory that wakes up his somnambulant sound into something almost feisty. "Sweet Life" rolls on a heartfelt beatdown with romantic string swells and guitar licks, while "The Chateau" gets into a nasty groove with plenty of live drums and dramatic horn blasts before a more typical Wade style emerges on the steady grooving "Jazz Militia". To cap it all off Mr Beatnick delivers a remix of "Sweet Life' that works some fulsome bass into a sparser construction with dazzling results.
Nik Weston Mukatsuku Records, Simon Morell (FINA RECORDS), OdDio, Kid Circus, KHALiB (THC, Easy Killer), Secret Reels, Owain Kimber (Owain K), Mike Shawe ✮ Hot Buttered Soul, KAT Djs, Corbi, Stupid Human, Thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf Music), Adesse Versions, OK Jones / Love Glove, The Rev. Thorn (Dreamtime Records), PRECIOUS K, Marcel Vogel Aka Em Vee, Agogo Records, Rick Wade, Neil Diablo, Bowly Aka OJPB, Moustache Love, Sunsiaré (Homesick / FGHB), Red Greg, Mike Sharon
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