Review: Javonntte may hail from Detroit but his sound more naturally aligns with the likes of Kai Alce and that soulful, bumping Atlanta vibe. This 12" for Troubled Kids makes for a perfect case in point, not least on killer opening track "Walking In The Rain" with its irrepressibly funky groove and on-point vocal turn. "Yes House" takes things in a more stripped direction without compromising on warmth, while "United We Dance" heads towards an even more club-ready approach full of booming bass and sharp swinging drums. That's just the A-side, and with even more soul-powered goodness spilling out of the flip, there can surely be few house heads out there that wouldn't find a loving home for this record.
Review: Stuntman Mike is a guy with special taste for cars, women and especially music. In his car radio groove is allways present. Here's a second part of what he prefers to hear when things get interesting. From Motor City , a house legend like Alton Miller, gives us a gem with this detroit house sound. From the city of rising sun Miruga makes an elegant, jazzy and groovy awesome track. And from Spain two deep house masters . On the one hand Jesus Gonsev brings a tasty bass and juicy string. On the other hand Ernie explores his dark side with this deep and dusk track. Four great artists for this new soundtrack. Mike's takes it out loud in his car. What are you waiting to do in yours? LImited to 300 copies.
Jesus Gonsev & The Troubled Kids Gang - "Neon Nights"
Life Recorder - "Winter Feeling"
Trevor Deep Jr - "T To Da P"
Review: Spanish deep house label Troubled Kids celebrate their 10th release with a various artist EP featuring music from Rush Hour and Neroli act Ricardo Miranda, French producer Life Recorder, Delsin house head Trevor Deep Jr. and label reps Jesus Gonsev & The Troubled Kids Gang. Waves of synths, Chicago bass and snappy snares control Miranda's busy "Polysynthetic Jungle", while The Troubled Kids Gang opt for looped Rhodes and a streamlined arrangement in "Neon Nights". Life Recorder stays deep and piano driven with "Winter Feeling", which transitions into Trevor Deep Jr.'s "T To Da P"; something moodier with a percussive skip. Four solid cuts of deeper, Chicago inspired house.
Rising High (feat Reine Kabban - original mix) (5:54)
Rising High (feat Reine Kabban - Kai Alcé remix) (6:02)
Deep Within (6:16)
Review: New Kids on the family! From Malta arrives two masters of deep house. OWEN JAY & MELCHIOR SULTANA. Pure groove and elegance is what overflows in all of their tracks. Last year they release a lot of top tracks on labels like Minuendo Recordings, Moods & Grooves and also work on their own acclaimed label Batti Batti. With this level of production, could not miss a top remixer. And for this occasion Troubled Kids has an eminence of Deep House. KAI ALCE owner of NDATL MUZIK. Giving the final touch to this Ep with a smooth remix perfectly combined with the sensual voice of Reine Kabban. It will be a must in your suitcase.
Review: The WineLambs is a new project on Troubled Kids from label founder Jesus Gonsev and Dan Piu. It's an assured trip into buttery smooth deep house for those who likes things sensual, starting off with the plush tones of "Falling In Your Arms" featuring the soulful vox of Shareen. "A Genuine World" is another hazy gem of a track, setting adrift on a bed of harmonious chords and achingly understated bass. "Poti Poti" is a spicier affair that pushes the beat to the foreground and gets a little choppier with the chords. Grant Focus turns in a remix of "A Genuine World" that strides confidently into rock solid deep house territory once more, extending the scope of this EP while maintaining the consistent vibe.