||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.
Mukatsuku Records Chart, Simon Morell (FINA RECORDS), OdDio, Kid Circus, KHALiB (THC, Easy Killer), Secret Reels, Owain Kimber (Owain K), KAT Djs, Corbi, Stupid Human, Thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf Music), Adesse Versions, OK Jones / Love Glove, The Rev. Thorn (Dreamtime Records), PRECIOUS K, Marcel Vogel, Agogo Records, Rick Wade, Neil Diablo, Bowly Aka OJPB, Moustache Love, Sunsiaré (Homesick / FGHB), Red Greg, Mike Sharon
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