|1.||"The Surprise Is That There Is No Surprise!" (10:37)|
While he's gone on to produce some of the most wild, eccentric and inspired deep house of the last decade, Julien 'Pepe Bradock' Auger will always be remembered for his 1999 classic, "Deep Burnt". The epic track remains a staple in many deep house DJs' sets some 16 years after its initial release, and original copies demand a high price in second-hand stores. Here, he's relented to the pressure and re-released it. While the release is called Deep Burnt Edits, the cheeky Frenchman appears not to have done anything at all to the original (the flipside title of "The Surprise Is There Is No Surprise" being something of a giveaway). Regardless, it should be an essential purchase for those who don't own the original, with its heart-aching string samples, rolling chords and tactile electronics.
Ennio Styles, Kid Fonque, Paul Starey, Tripeo, Carlos Nilmmns, Marc Cotterell (Plastik People), Agnostic Rhythm, Roy Comanchero, Phiorio (Metroline Limited), Edward Navarro, Dave Aju, Khillaudio (Gents & Dandy's), Ptaki, AlexUnder Base, Homework, Tilman
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