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Juno Recommends CD Albums

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CD Album Recommendations Best Of 2011
2 Dec 2011
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1
Cat: AOS 6000. Rel: 15 Aug 11
Deep House
  1. Solely Supported
  2. Supported Solely
  3. Look Hear Watch
  4. I Come Over
  5. Ganymede
  6. You Wish
  7. Over You Too
  8. It Can Be Done But Only I Can Do It
  9. Nite's Over Compton
  10. Here's Your Trance Now Dance
  11. Skynet 2 B
  12. Bobien Larkin
Review: Omar S has always been something of a maverick, but even by his own high standards, surprise second album It Can Be Done, But Only I Can Do It is something else. Like much of his work, it's an album of acute contrasts: tough and aggressive on one hand (the ragging acid of the opener and "Ganymede"), soft, calming and blissful on the other ("Nite's Over Comption"). Along the way, highlights are plentiful, from the heady deep house of "You Wish", sparse porno beatdown of "Look Hear Watch" and hypnotic rhythms of "Bobien Larkin", to the next generation Motor City techno of "Over You Two" and near-anthemic simplicity of "Here's Your Trance, Now Dance".

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2
Cat: RBCD 02. Rel: 20 Jun 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Intro
  2. Dr Burner
  3. Don't Hesitate (feat 'Em)
  4. Time
  5. Kissmetellme
  6. Love In Cambodgis
  7. Curb Your Heart (feat 'Em)
  8. El Dickital
  9. Deflowered
  10. Gin Nation
  11. Speed Of Light (feat 'Em)
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3
Cat: IFEEL 015CD. Rel: 20 Jun 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Gunship
  2. Little Boots
  3. Gunship (Andrew Weatherall remix)
  4. I Want It
  5. Throwdown
  6. Bloodbath
  7. Tan Sedan
  8. Next To You
  9. I Want It (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas remix)
  10. Throwdown (Harvey dub)
  11. Little Boots (An Emperor Machine special edit version)
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4
Cat: BLACKCD 007. Rel: 04 Jul 11
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Start A New (feat Sharlene Hector)
  2. Sparkling Minds (feat Georgina Anne Muldrow)
  3. Da Fuzz (feat Lord Amercy)
  4. All That She Knows (feat Obenwa)
  5. We Are Virgo (feat Kaidi Tatham)
  6. They Never Know (feat Sarina Leah)
  7. Until It's Done (feat Nia Andrews)
  8. Whatever (instrumental)
  9. Interlude (feat Taylor Mcferrin)
  10. Love & Hate You (feat Obenewa)
  11. Monday Blues
  12. It's Nothing (feat Nadine Charles)
  13. Pushing You To Begin (feat Ferraz)
  14. Wispa Bar
  15. No Bother Talk It
  16. Right From Wrong (feat Tosin Tao)
  17. Not In My Disco
  18. Dego's Dancehall Cry
  19. Late Night Fright
  20. The Monach
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5
Cat: DTRCD 2. Rel: 30 May 11
Techno
  1. Dark Matter
  2. Transparent Radiation
  3. Remover Of Darkness
  4. The Power Of Doubt
  5. Radiance
  6. Presence
  7. We Are All Already Here
  8. Those Who Do Not
  9. Not-Two
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6
Cat: JRF 0003/KAIDI. Rel: 10 Oct 12
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Don't Hide Your Love
  2. To My Surprise
  3. Dyno
  4. For All Love In Time
  5. Organic Juggernaut
Review: Back in the early noughties, talented keys-man and producer Kaidi Tatham was one of the broken beat and nu-jazz scene's principal players, a Bugz In The Attic and 2000 Black member whose musical talents saw him appear on a dizzying array of releases. This mini-album, first released in the summer of 2011 and repressed this year, sees him assume the role of West London's answer to Herbie Hancock, laying down a series of compositions that bring jazz-funk bang up to date. While the Hancock influence is most obvious on the 80s jazz-funk vibes of "Don't Have Your Love" and "To My Surprise", the great man's love of experimentation is much evident elsewhere - not least in the sunshine-bruk of "Organic Juggernaut" and flowing strings-and-pianos of "Dyno".
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7
Cat: PMLPCD 02. Rel: 06 Jun 11
Drum And Bass
  1. The Last B-Boy
  2. Fake Funk
  3. Consonance
  4. Legacy
  5. Black 69
  6. Ghost Notes
  7. Antilogy
  8. Yasaka
  9. Sample Me #18
  10. Manjira
Review: His releases are relatively rare these days, but jungle veteran Dev Pandaya remains a formidable breakbeat scientist - as this long-overdue solo full-length proves. Kicking off with a moody, 125 BPM take on breakers' beats ("The Last B-Boy"), Ramification shows Pandaya at his beat-programming best, cutting up live drum breaks and impressively switching between moods and tempos. Along the way, we're treated to intense old skool junglisms (the menacing "Fake Funk" and "Yasaka"), distorted jazz-breaks ("Black 69"), spooky 90s rollers ("Ghost Notes") and intoxicating Indian instrumentation ("Marijaya"). For those who like their D&B with a touch of original jungle flava, Ramifications comes highly recommended.
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8
Cat: FFCD 01. Rel: 18 Apr 11
Techno
  1. Immolare (first)
  2. Immolare (main)
  3. Immolare (final)
  4. Grey Cut Out
  5. Hunting Lodge
  6. Falling The Same Way
  7. Svar
  8. Double Day
  9. Speed + Sound
  10. Track 10
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9
Cat: MEDICD 006. Rel: 27 Jun 11
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
  1. Silkie vs Truth - "Feel"
  2. Silkie vs Von D - "Snowed In"
  3. Get Up N Dance
  4. Rock Da Funk
  5. Lucky
  6. New York City
  7. Silkie vs Skream - "Untitled"
  8. Selva Nova
  9. Taxi Me Get
  10. Boogie Boy
  11. Only 4 U
  12. Outlook
Review: This second full-length from London-based producer Soloman 'Silkie' Rose - the follow-up to 2009's City Limits Volume 1 - further develops a deep and melodic take on dubstep that should appeal far beyond the genre's underground stronghold. With bright melodies, jazz chords, ear-catching synths, sampled horn stabs and future garage style vocal cuts aplenty, City Limits Volume 2 has far more in common with, say, the far-thinking two-step exploits of Phuturistix or Hospital Records' genre-bending Outpatients series than most dubstep full-lengths. But it's these qualities that make it such a rewarding, enjoyable and essential release.
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10
Cat: FILMCD 005. Rel: 27 Jun 11
Drum And Bass
  1. Lady Sings The Blues
  2. Feeling Inside
  3. Dunja Dub
  4. Juicy
  5. Blues For Zoran
  6. This Kinda Love
  7. Mission (Big Bud remix)
  8. Changes (feat DRS)
  9. Righteous Dub
  10. Wadada Dub
  11. Drifting Dub
Review: With a bulging discography that includes a string of albums on Bukem's Good Lookin' label, Robin 'Big Bud' O'Reilly has clearly found his niche within drum & bass. His sound - a glistening, musically rich take on jungle that fuses the deep grooves of Good Lookin' and disco-funk of Hospital with the fluidity of classic liquid D&B - is never less than gorgeously appealing, as Kool Beans neatly proves. Taking in influences as diverse as traditional Indian music, blues, jazz, classic hardcore and, of course, soul, it merrily skips from track to track with an infectious musicality that holds your attention throughout.
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11
Cat: ILL 013CD. Rel: 27 Jun 11
Drum And Bass
  1. Intro (Neuphoria)
  2. Nectar & Ambrosia
  3. The Deeper We Bleep
  4. Memorizer
  5. Desert Bells
  6. Imaginary Numbers
  7. Gold Streams (feat Thomas Azier)
  8. Illterlude
  9. Face The Music (feat Dub FX)
  10. Modular (feat DJ Mat)
  11. Live Forever
  12. Being Loud (feat Lil Rhys & Woodnote)
  13. Hands Up
  14. Skyrunner
  15. Fire Everyday (feat Dub FX & Uez_RD)
  16. Outro (Awakening)
Review: Austrian drum & bass superstars David "D.Kay" Kulenkampff and Philipp "Raw Full" Roskott present their debut album, the decidedly mixed-up Nectar & Ambrosia. Kulenkampff and Roskott are relative veterans in D&B terms, so it's no surprise to find them flitting between junglist sub-genres and bass music styles almost at will. So while there are snappy dancefloor rollers and speaker-shaking anthems aplenty, they also successfully try their hand at melodic dubstep ("Memorizer"), Hospital-ish jungle funk ("The Deeper We Bleep"), soaring dubstep-pop ("Gold Streams"), electro-jungle ("Skyrunner") and conscious reggae-D&B riddims ("Fire Everyday"). Such eclecticism poses risks, but Ill Skillz carries it off with ease.
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12
Cat: HE 002CD. Rel: 10 Oct 11
Drum And Bass
  1. Prelude
  2. Magic Hour
  3. Tower Of Love (feat Paul Randolph)
  4. Girl I Am Running Back 2 U
  5. Keep Me Down (feat Angela Johnson)
  6. In Between
  7. Hi-Tech (interlude)
  8. Woe (feat Deeizm)
  9. Turning Points
  10. Untold (feat Deeizm - remix)
  11. Bubbles
  12. You've Got Sumptin' (feat Paul Randolph)
  13. Flight Time (feat Root Soul)
  14. Travel (interlude)
  15. Room Enough (feat Cleveland Watkiss)
Review: Japanese producer Makoto Shimizu first made his name on LTJ Bukem's legendary Good Lookin' imprint. In recent times, he's continued his D&B explorations whilst pursuing a more soulful sound that takes in slower tempos and influences from a wide range of styles. Souled Out, his first album in 2007, continues this theme, utilizing a multitude of vocalists and a variety of rhythmic styles to deliver a smart, 21st century soul set brimming with slick and stylish songs. So, while the sparkling D&B jams remain (see "Keep Me Down" and "Woe"), Makoto also offers up sassy future boogie ("Girl Am I Running Back To You"), life-affirming soul stompers ("Tower Of Love"), R&B and broken beats.
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13
Cat: OKCD 002. Rel: 13 Jun 11
Drum And Bass
  1. Barbican
  2. Trinity
  3. Tricorn
  4. Brutalist
  5. Trellick
  6. Genie Civil
  7. Habitat 67
  8. Genex
  9. Triangle
  10. Ryugyong
  11. Balfron
Review: If you're going to wait nine years to produce your debut album, it helps to have a concept. Drum and bass veteran Raiden's theme is the brutalist modern architecture of the 1960s (hence the Beton Arme title), with all bar one of the tracks named after striking - some may say ugly - modernist buildings. While this may seem a touch pretentious, it helps give the album context. You can certainly feel the influence of the stark, soulless concrete constructions in tracks like "Barbican", "Tricolour", "Ryugyong" and "Habitat 67" - all angular rhythms, fuzzy percussion, icy stabs and faded basslines. Yet for all the brutalist inspiration, there's moody funk, too - something for which Raiden should be given great credit.
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14
Cat: TPTCD 003. Rel: 27 Jun 11
Techno
  1. Choice
  2. My Head Is Slowly Exploding
  3. Start Chopping
  4. You Saw Me
  5. Pre-Steel
  6. Gonkle
  7. London, We Have You Surrounded
  8. Snow Chain
  9. Jmurph
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15
Cat: DRPLP 003CD. Rel: 26 Sep 11
Drum And Bass
  1. Paralax
  2. Raptor
  3. Footnotes
  4. Dune
  5. Nostradamus
  6. Enforced
  7. Cigars N Money
  8. Flux
  9. Electric Smile VIP
  10. Terminate
  11. 2097
  12. Capsicum
Review: Jungle veteran Dom Angus has been around the block a fair few times in the last 17 years. Here he recalls his formative years with an album inspired by the halcyon years of drum and bass: the 1990s. Unlike previous sets, this fifth full-length is an entirely solo effort. Cut free from collaborators, Angus is able to fully let loose in his own inimitable style. In practice, this means a loose, rough-and-collection of growling bangers that gleefully harks back the jungle's golden age whilst retaining one eye on contemporary dancefloors. For those who've followed his career to date, The Big Bang is a refreshing blast from the past.
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16
Cat: OSTGUTCD 20. Rel: 24 Oct 11
Techno
  1. Railer (Further Exploration)
  2. Beauty In The Fear
  3. Human Like Us
  4. Bell Blocker
  5. Wriss
  6. Movement 12
  7. Call From The East
  8. Kray Squid
  9. Rip The Cut
  10. Motif
  11. Cold Bolster
  12. Black Tea
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17
Cat: BBK 007CD. Rel: 13 Jun 11
Drum And Bass
  1. Beautiful (feat Robert Owens)
  2. Paperchase (feat Danny Byrd)
  3. Tear You Down
  4. Souvenir
  5. Good Burger
  6. Last Night
  7. Not Just Yet
  8. In Your Eyes (feat Johnny Osborne)
  9. Warcy
  10. Snowman
  11. Corpse Bride
  12. The Big Blue
  13. Daybreak (feat Tasha Baxter)
  14. Outro
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18
Cat: SPECTRAL 103CD. Rel: 06 Jun 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Archway
  2. Black Country Saga
  3. Belvide Beat
  4. Quatro
  5. Got To Get Me There
  6. Deny This
  7. Black Moon
  8. Oranges
  9. The Day
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19
Cat: BFCD 025. Rel: 10 Oct 11
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
  1. Love & Machines (feat Spaceape)
  2. Viper
  3. Masks
  4. Distortions
  5. Popgun
  6. I Saw You At Tule Lake
  7. Ghost People
  8. Twice As
  9. Bauplan
  10. Horror Vacui
  11. We Are You In The Future
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20
Cat: TOCCD 1. Rel: 07 Nov 11
Post Rock/Experimental
  1. The Dull Age
  2. Victims
  3. Be Brave
  4. LOVE Feelings
  5. Distorted Horizons
  6. Awake
  7. Chrome Vox
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21
Cat: FVRCD 03. Rel: 31 Oct 11
Deep House
  1. Big Medicine (album edit)
  2. CEI00
  3. DFBD Theme
  4. Morning Fever
  5. Never Too Far
  6. Rock Your Body (album edit)
  7. Space Lover (album edit)
  8. Tell Me (feat Leroy Burgess)
  9. Traveles
  10. We're Gonna Rock (album edit)
  11. Work Your Body
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22
Cat: DIALCD 023. Rel: 26 Sep 11
Minimal/Tech House
  1. How To Spread Lies
  2. Lush Life Libido
  3. Deo
  4. Bahia Blues Bootcamp
  5. The Improviser
  6. Krautus
  7. Rude Awakening
  8. Song With Blue
  9. Softice
  10. Don't Break My Heart
  11. PianoPiano
Review: Given the length of his career, it's perhaps surprising that this is Roman Flugel's first album under his own name. Fatty Folders finds him in fine form, building on the success of his recent Dial 12" singles via a series of cuts that largely show him at the peak of his powers. While there are nods to some of his more celebrated deep house and hypnotic techno productions, Fatty Folders is musically far more playful than much of his output. At times it sounds like Flugel's take on early Orbital, at others more like a typically Teutonic fusion of Detroit futurism and Plone-ish synthscapes. Most satisfyingly, it remains thoroughly entertaining throughout. Flugel-funk anyone?
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23
Cat: BU-M 018CD. Rel: 18 Jul 11
Deep House
  1. Do You See
  2. The Mask
  3. In The Midst Of A Good Thing
  4. It Happened To Me
  5. Woman Walking In The Shadows
  6. All Things Being Equal
  7. Fresh Ground
  8. Thinkin About It
  9. Time To Be Movin On
  10. Rising Out Of The Ashes
  11. But I'm Here
  12. Center The Earth
Review: For the last half-decade, Connecticut-based Jenifa Mayanja has quietly been developing a deeply personal take on house music that offers a feminine twist on the global grooves of Joe Claussel and Osunlade. This second full-length offers a chance to revel in that sound, a pleasingly soft focus mix of broken and 4/4 rhythms, emotion-rich jazz pianos, subtle African percussion and dewy-eyed electronics. Woman Walking In The Shadows also highlights Mayanja's other great strength: ideas. From the sleazy sax grooves of "All Things Being Equal" to the impeccable downtempo jazz of "Rising Out of the Ashes" via sleepy deep house and afro-leaning broken beat, Mayanja barely pauses for breath.
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24
Cat: AXCD 043. Rel: 25 Jul 11
Techno
  1. The Secret
  2. Human Condensing
  3. Programmed To Kill
  4. Free Thinkers (The Dream)
  5. Search For Sigmund Marx
  6. Tracer 1
  7. Homing Device
  8. Operation To Free Garth
  9. Zeller
  10. Running Through Time
  11. Dreams Of Dreams
  12. Mason's Relationship
  13. Consequences
  14. Tracer 2
  15. Free Thinkers (The Reality)
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25
Cat: YTCD 060. Rel: 27 Jun 11
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
  1. Heatwave
  2. Hold On
  3. Wildfire
  4. Sanctuary
  5. Trials Of The Past
  6. Right Thing To Do
  7. Something Goes Right
  8. Pharaohs
  9. Ready Set Loop
  10. Never Never
  11. Go Bang
Review: Since donning the SBTRKT mask, one time broken beat producer Aaron Jerome has become far more famous for the booming intensity and restless rhythms of his productions than the sweet soul he was previously most famous for. It's something of a pleasant surprise, then, to see Jerome returning to his musical roots on this SBTRKT debut LP. While the trademark shuffling dubstep rhythms, future garage grooves and hurried broken beats remain, they're underpinned by a thick vein of sassy soulfulness - thanks in no small part to the fragile vocals of Sampha - and an overriding atmosphere of melodic beauty. It's a wise move on Jerome's part, because SBTRKT is a far better album than many would have expected; in fact, it's a bit of a belter.
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26
Cat: EXLPCD 1102. Rel: 13 Jun 11
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
  1. Angel Eyes
  2. Backchat
  3. Always
  4. Hymn For Him
  5. All Yours
  6. Pop & Lock
  7. Suffer Not
  8. Secrets
  9. Finest Hour
  10. Perfection
Review: Leeds-based seven-piece Submotion Orchestra are a perfect fit with Exceptional Records, a label whose reputation was initially made promoting nu-jazz, downtempo and pleasing fusions of organic and electronic sounds. Finest Hour, their debut album, perfectly showcases their open-minded but calculated approach - a fragile but occasionally grandiose mix of emotionally resonant songs forged from downtempo beats, trip-hop, dub and jazz, with occasional injections of dubstep and two-step rhythms. It's the kind of music you can easily lose yourself in - particularly closer "Perfection" and the soaring jazz ballad "Suffer Not" - but there are enough upbeat moments to stave off accusations of coffee table noodling.
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27
Cat: ZIQ 307CD. Rel: 25 Jul 11
Footwork/Juke
  1. She Died There
  2. Now U Know Tha Deal 4 Real
  3. Sacred Frequency
  4. U Don't Survive
  5. Come 1
  6. Youniverse
  7. GBYE
  8. The Statue
  9. Lay Me Down
  10. Door(s)
  11. Where Did We Go Wrong?
Review: Travis Stewart has been producing under the Machinedrum moniker for more than 10 years; in that time his sound has gone from IDM through hip-hop and ghetto house, but on Room(s) he takes the blueprint of the subgenre of 150BPM Chicago house known as juke (which has been an underground phenomenon for the past 10 years) and runs with it. Despite the album's 150BPM plus pace (which is never anything less than a complete adrenaline rush, even during it's more sedate moments), fatigue never sets in. This is primarily down to Stewart's rhythm programming. While juke would typically utilise untreated drum machines, Stewart isn't afraid to use organic drum samples. "Come1" for example contrasts euphoric piano chords with a freeform jazz rhythm; he gives the track just enough syncopation to give everything enough room to breathe, similarly, on "Lay Me Down" he employs clattering percussion and reverb in a similar fashion to Burial. Stewart also swathes an impressive palette of colour and texture across the album's whole. His grasp of melodic balance is exceptional; any chords he employs in the tracks add just the right amount of emotional pull without negating their ferocity. In short, one of the best albums you'll hear this year.
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4AD
Cat: CAD 3119CD. Rel: 11 Jul 11
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
  1. Witch Hunt
  2. Natalias Song
  3. Alothea
  4. Black Orchid
  5. Riding With Death
  6. Vortex
  7. Things Fall Apart
  8. Salamander
  9. Adagio For Lucifer
  10. Digital Rain
  11. Jimmy Best
  12. A Devil Lay Here
  13. Florence
  14. Resolve
  15. Basquiat
  16. Mozaik
Review: If the first single from this album, "Natalia's Song", left you worried that Zomby may have toned down his sound to fit the current zeitgeist in bass music, then don't. Dedication is a long way removed from Where Were U In '92?, but the influence of jungle and hardcore remains, albeit in a more spectral form, where skeletal beats play off against organic tones, his characteristic purple arpeggios drenched in reverb. The progression in his sound is just enough to add an element of introspection to his productions, while retaining the essence of what made his earlier material so irresistible; it's an album where air horns can co-exist happily with string sections and it doesn't seem jarring .With several tracks that are at times almost baroque in their execution, Dedication is an album that, whatever your preconceived notions of Zomby's sound, or bass music as a whole, must be heard.
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29
Cat: BLKRTZ 001CD. Rel: 20 Jun 11
Techno
  1. First Quarter
  2. Second Quarter
  3. Third Quarter (The Vampire Of Mumbai)
  4. Fourth Quarter (Cala's House)
  5. Plateau Quarter (Hope In Numbers)
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30
K
Cat: FUR 018CD. Rel: 06 Jun 11
Deep House
  1. Track 1
  2. Track 2
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