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Kenny Hawkes

Nite:Life Series 017

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Disc 1:
  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   Serve It Up (Brooks Hiphouse remix) Clyde feat. Capitol A  
  2   W.U. Fresh Tunes MP3 sample
  3   It's Over Mary  
  4   The Resolution Octave One MP3 sample
  5   Tumba Flux Mode  
  6   Make It Right Brother Of Soul MP3 sample
  7   Are You Sure Joe? Cine City  
  8   Awade Instant House MP3 sample
  9   Broken (Tony Senghore Vocal Mix) Brett Johnson feat. Dave Baker  
  10   Oh Yi Yi Gideon Jackson MP3 sample
  11   Reaction Cherry Bomb  
  12   I Will Get On (Joshua remix) Annie MP3 sample
  13   Habotvatt Aril Brikka  

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Ah, the battered cross that is deep house. It's fallen firmly into disrepair over the last few years as too many soundalike percussion tracks, using too little elements of any interest, have driven it to being a boring joke, with the main catchphrase being "Dad Dance". An appropriate term seeing as it seems to be mainly white males in their late 20s and early 30s that are propagating the myth that deepness equates to "jacking", that being basically a kick-drum, a hi-hat, a preset bassline and a quickly pilfered and filtered disco sample. Kenny Hawkes, alongside good friend Luke Solomon (one half owner of the Classic label with Derrick Carter) ran Space in London's Bar Rhumba for five years, pushing the boundaries of what was considered house music. Space closed down in early 2002 due to dwindling numbers and a general malaise affecting the dancefloor. With this mix, Hawkes bravely attempts to inject some life into what is essentially a dead horse, successfully using more techno flavours from artists like Octave One, Gideon Jackson and Aril Brikka and also adding in some interesting progressive house and trance-like elements. It works to a fairly high degree too, but it's just such a funny things to listen to unfolding. Especially by the last part, where any deep house pretensions have been thrown out the door in favour of a more rigorous tech-house feel, with some real punch and bounce giving proceedings a bit of momentum otherwise lacking. A good mix from Hawkes, that should give house music fans something to smile about. Recommended. Import tile in stock now.

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Artist: Nite:Life Series 017
Album: Kenny Hawkes
Cat #: NRKMX017
Date: 15/12/2003
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: NRK
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 weeks
Genres: Dance
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