Review: Berlin-based Organic-Music was established in late 2007. The project at the time was about creating daytime parties in outdoor locations and getting music lovers together in peaceful places - close to the nature. The imprint has over the years joined the dots between deep house, minimal, tech-house and dub techno, with that same style of curation all over "The Collected Visions Of Organic" - their 20th release. They are celebrating with a big bang if this whopping compilation effort is anything to go by, with highlights coming from mighty Frenchmen such as Joule boss Janeret (on the ethereal groove action of "Comet"), Parisian scene veteran Djebali (with Bazbaz) on the deep and dirty "Abraxas", through to Rominimal heroes such as NTFO on the rolling and hypnotic "Sureshot" and local label staples like Diego Krause and Nick Beringer - the latter doing his usual deep and sensual thing with the slinky "These Phases".
Review: D.Ko bossman Flabaire steps away from his own stable for more silly phase adventures on Organic. Still neck deep in the research, still highly esoteric, he takes us where he left us in 2015 with his last single for the Strawberry Fields label with three delicious slices of evocative, feel-heavy classical house music. "M&P" shimmers with early progressive elements that twinkle like Twilo, "4Const" hits with a softer piano-stroked foreground but much more driven beat dynamic while "Alpha 2" brings us back into the future with a cosmic funk odyssey. Knock out material, as always.