Defected‘s July sampler has landed and its jam packed full on hot house and disco.
Moon Rocket – Melting Pot [Soulfuric Deep]
Italian producer and DJ Moon Rocket returns to Soulfuric Deep for his latest dose of blissed-out, sunshine-filled house. Flexing his musical muscles with rich instrumentation and funk-laden percussion, atmospheric organs and electric guitars lend a heavy dose of 1970’s nostalgia to ‘Melting Pot’, while Moon Rocket’s signature wandering bassline give the record its modern edge. This Soulfuric Deep package also features Angelo Ferreri on the mix with a more stripped back affair.
Soulmagic – Soulmagic (Saison Remix) [Soulfuric Recordings]
When Morten Trøst unveiled his Soulmagic alias with his debut release in 2003, the record, bearing the same name as his new pseudonym, became an instant house classic. Now, nearly twenty later, the track is back with new a new remix from north London duo Saison deliver their funk-laden reshape, with a firm nod to their classic house influences.
Seamus Haji featuring Kathy Brown – A Better Place [Big Love]
Big Love label boss Seamus Haji once again demonstrates his impeccable production capabilities with his latest release on the imprint ‘A Better Place’. Partnering with the instantly recognisable voice of Kathy Brown, best known for classics like ‘Strings Of Life’ with Soul Central and ‘Turn Me Out’ with Praxis, her glorious top-line brims with soul, as Seamus provides the perfect backdrop to her musings. Richly instrumented with disco-inspired horns and percussion, and an irresistible bassline you can’t help but groove to, Seamus’ studio expertise paired with Kathy’s golden-era voice give ‘A Better Place’ a timeless quality that is undeniable.
Aston Martinez & Marco Berto featuring Bryan Chambers – Holdin’ On [Glitterbox Recordings]
Glitterbox Recordings welcome Aston Martinez and Marco Berto into the fold with their debut release on the imprint, a high-energy and joyous disco number. ‘Holdin On’ features the familiar vocals of Bryan Chambers, who appeared previously on the label providing vocals for Seamus Haji‘s ‘I Got You’, his soulful musings a perfect fit for this irresistible dance cut. Bouncing keys, groove-filled riffs and charming percussion come together on ‘Holdin’ On’ to provide a dose of classic disco nostalgia, while Aston and Marco’s slick production keep the record sounding fresh. This is a Glitterbox Recordings debut not to be missed.