Luciano & David Morales – Esperanza – Cadenza

What I very much love about this record is the fact that neither artist feels the need to replay past glories but seek to engage with the here and now by producing this future-charged killer. Coming prime-timed for the summer season with deep, throbbing drums and bass underpinning gloriously funky percussion, which very much used to be the mainstay of House Music past, now makes an explosive return to form. Both Luciano & David Morales deliver their own excellent interpretations with the formers Flow Latino mix concentrating on a more stripped down, raw-edged vibe rewarding the listener with an emotionally explosive breakdown mid-point, drenched in feeling while making the repercussions of the return to drums all the more impactful. The later revisits his Red Zone guise updating the genre for the 21st century amid a blaze of probing synth lines plus crisp handclaps and an abundance of fiery percussion to ignite the flames across eleven fully energised minutes.

Release: Vinyl – 30th of June 2017 / Digital – 07th of July 2017



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The Chimes: Deluxe Edition
Big Break Records

The Chimes burst onto the world in the late 1980’s with a sound that fused soulful, soaring melodies together with sure-fire rhythms which at times delved emotional depths, while at others tearing up the dancefloor. The sheer intensity of Heaven blew things wide open when released in 1989 gaining acceptance across the Dance board, not least of all because of the funk-fueled breaks but also, of course, due to Pauline Henry’s superlative vocal delivery. This two CD collection features the hits plus a whole lot more in terms of remixes etc and inevitably includes their excellent version of U2’s ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’.  The package also includes exhaustive sleeve notes from Stewart Allan with full credit due to Mike Peden and James Locke who completed the threesome. On a personal note David Morales Red Zone version of Stronger Together is also featured and is in my mind one of his best remixes to date. An essential release for fans and friends alike.