house montage

First off, some goods from a friend over at ILX. Smooth Touch was one of those Strictly Rhythm monikers from the early '90s that released one single that defined a sound at the time, and what a single it was. "House of Love," here given the remix workout from one of its producers and NY house legend Erick Morillo along with Ani Phearce, is a sweaty, attitudinal number that makes people want to slam. Never underestimate Morillo, my friends— the man did co-produce "I Like To Move It," after all.

Smooth Touch- House of Love (More/Phearce Mix)

Next, a flip to more ponderous techno from Derrick May, who worked with techno-ambient luminaries System 7 on a lovely record called Mysterious Traveller back in 2002. "Icon (Montage Mix)" is a mix of a lush, magisterially European synth loop smashed with May's acidy Detroit rhythms. Perfect for the fall, this is one that gets a lot of play on my headphones.

Derrick May/System 7- Icon (Montage Mix)

Tomorrow, some more.


Anonymous said...

Brilliant - loads of typical Mayday signature production here - was this before or after the Mayday mix of 'Praise' by Inner City?


Ol C said...

@ 4:44 onwards on the HOL (More Phearce mix) - Crazy!

Thanks for sharing these great tracks here on DM