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In 2 Sets
- 81 Tracks, 9.40.30
In Stores Sept 24, 2012
A1: The Dead Rose Music Company - Tonight
A2: The Dead Rose Music Company - Tonight [Ooft! Remix]
B1: The Dead Rose Music Company - Not Enough
B2: The Dead Rose Music Company - Not Enough [KRL Remix]
LPH’s second offering from the Dead Rose Music Company is one thing if nothing else: proof of the mysterious Leodensian producer’s technical chops and comfort with a variety of dance music. March’s Four Songs EP was a triumphant collection of slow-mo disco-house; each tune was a buttery, sweet confection, perfect for penthouse pool parties and early night energy-builders. Tonight is TDRMC exhibiting his honed control of straight-up house. The two originals (“Tonight” and “Not Enough”) are deep, thumping after-hours burners, flush with prominent drums and groovy bass lines, clipped synth stabs, and sultry vocals. “Tonight” is the obvious fist-pumper while “Not Enough” is the more subversive surprise attacker.
Two of the guy’s compatriots—Ooft! and KRL from the Wolf Music pack—offer up their takes on the tracks to fill the rest of the 12” out. Ooft!’s stretches out the core components of “Tonight,” remolding it into a bumping boogie that teases your ear relentlessly until it finally breaks into full-on party mode. KRL’s version of “Not Enough” takes the opposite approach, amping everything up to a high octane crest and morphing the cut into a stuttering deep house classic without losing an ounce of the original’s warmth. The package is as tight as one would expect from TDRMC but a welcome change of pace and excellent showcasing of how mature and well-rounded the British DJ and producer is.
Release/catalogue number: LPH009
Release date: Sep 24, 2012