Dutch export Ion Ludwig's first offering for London's Trelik imprint is a lesson in stripped back, mechanical groove-funk. Title track "As The Reaction Followed I Knew My Feelings Were Right" is a rolling groover with nods to the KDJ and Theo school of deep house, with oven warm harmonies and vintage key sequences and lucid pads pushing the track along for its eight minute duration. Flip over for "L'sable", which takes things in a more hypnotic direction with insistent stabs, a funky bubbling bassline and one of those vocals that you'll be happily humming for days. Forget what people are saying about "old-skool" and "nu-skool" deep house; this is simply house music at its very best.
Jose Belo, Ben Boe (Boe Recordings), Cesar Merveille, Henry Chow, Patrick Bateman (Tic Tac Toe), Deetron, Ezio Spoldi, Sim, Michael Zucker - Finale / Balance, JONNO & TOMMO, Autoreply Music, DJ Said, Juno Recommends Deep House, James What, Toki Fuko, DANI CASARANO, TOM (SHUR-I-KAN) SZIRTES, Nick Lawson, Sean Cormac (Forward Disco NYC), DPLAY
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