Having steadily climbed the ranks of the European leftfield house scene via Bass Culture, Tsuba and Morris/Audio amongst others, Rio Padice is back with some assured groovers for Housewax. On the Moon Phases EP the ghost of deep Chicago house looms heavy, not least in the opening track. It's deliberately naive, easy-going music perfectly pitched to worm its way into a warm-up scenario, but with enough grit in the production to avoid the trap of background fodder. The B-Side is a touch wilder, as the syncopation of "Track 3" does damage with a sumptuous square wave bass while "Track 4" bumps on a nasty garage shuffle. Get on it.
Andy Ash, Dj Aakmael (Unxpozd), Mehdi, Orlando B (Contemplate Recordings), Satore (Hizou Deep Rooted Music), Washerman, Nick Anthony Simoncino, Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Deep House, Four Walls, Deymare, ManooZ, Fog, Rio Padice, MARCOS CABRAL, Wil Maddams, Brad P/Inner Shift/Common Dreams, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Joe Drive, Samann (Traxx Underground), Brother G
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