Thursday Throwback – December 1, 2011

Happy December folks (though you wouldn’t know it if you’re on the East Coast – the mercury was well above zero today).

I spent the day in Centre-of-nowhere-ville again and was listening to techno and house pretty much the whole way there and back. It’s been a while since I had a good listening session and it totally jogged my memory about one of my – if not my all-time – favourite deep house tracks.

When I first discovered this track I went overboard and “over”-listened to it, hence why I had totally forgotten about it until now, but I think I’m ready to start including it in my semi-regular rotation once again!

I would go so far as to call this a masterpiece of deep house. It’s masterfully arranged and has pretty much everything I want to hear in a deep house track: a funky bassline, lots of space and texture, subtle rhythms, smooth transitions and a gradual build up to an excellent hook.

For me it’s right up there with one of my other all-time favourites, “Deep Breath” by Nick Curly c. 2007 (perhaps a bit too new to throw-back, however).

“Le Champagne” by Trentemøller c. 2003. Enjoy!

P.S. next week is the last official throwback. I hope to prepare something special, time permitting, although I just found out I’m going to be in Tennessee for the better part of the week! Fingers crossed I can find the time.

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