Review: Groovin can always be relied on for the finest deep house reissues and represses, and they've struck Prescription gold here with the hazy sway of Ron Trent and Anthony Nicholson's evergreen "Aquarhythmatica." In its smoky chords and freewheeling guitars, the dusted down track represents everything great and timeless about this absolute pillar of deep house. On the flip, Ron Trent flies solo with "City Beat," which originally appeared in 2009 on the "Dance Classic" album. From the rich layers of detail to the mellow mood and of course the infectious, organic grooves, the quality level and musicality on this rich vein of house music is quite simply astounding.
Review: Lavish soul feels from the one and only Trent right here. Having told us about the scientific art of storytelling many years ago, here he returns with his own beautiful yarn about the legend that is Johnny Hammond. Other tales include the sultry, dusky Balearic jam "The Tone" where fretless bass and fluttering brushed drums are the order of the day. Finally "The Place Inside" takes us right out to shore with soft vocal harmonies, light keys and a sense of sunset magic. Salinas crew this one's for you.
Review: Chicago house legend Ron Trent still has the magic touch. It's getting close to thirty years since his first releases began trickling out of the second generation of the Windy City's house scene, but the producer and DJ still knows how to lay down the utter truth. "Time & Space" is a classic Trent joint, where the spark is lit thanks to warm glow of dubby beats accompanied by sweet, mesmerising licks of instruments floating in mid-air. "Bass To Love" is as gentle and moving, but the sounds linger towards the higher end of the tune, where driving pads fuse gracefully with cascading synth solos to form a thick and wide-eyed wall of house for the deeper end of the DJ spectrum.
Review: Chicago house master Ron Trent is back on his own Electric Blue stable, surfaces back onto our shelves under his iconic RT Factor alias. No introduction is needed for this man and what he's done for house music since the early 1990's, so we'll just go straight to the music, and see what he's onto in early 2016. The A-side is populated by "Who Are We?", a bumpy, energetic house lick with a full groove made up of layers upon layers of pads, rich melodies, and euphoric vocals - a true house beaut. On the flip, "What Does It Mean" is harder and a little deeper, but Tren't sense of music still heavily features thanks to a gorgeous line of piano keys. The good shit.