The next release for Z Records is a new ep of deep moody house music from Akabu (Includes MCDE Mixes)
First up is You Want It All which features guest vocals from Denmarks Boom Clap Bachelors (whose tracks have appeared on Gilles Peterson and Jazzanova compilations). This leftfield slice of deep house has echoing flute and a multitude of electronic riffs under the Bachelors unusual vocals. 3 mixes and an accapella are included here
Hip German producer Motor City Drum Ensemble has been creating a stir over the last year with his Raw Cuts series and here he turns out a slamming mix of another Akabu track Searchin, combining a raw Detroit groove with sweet chords, think Prescription Undergrounds early 90s material
Last but definitely not least is Raw Love featuring Ovasoul7, who you might recall from Deetrons classic I Cling. Moody chords dominate this old school garage style tune, a piece of music that really deserves the term deep house
Ewan Pearson - I really like "You Want It All" both in vocal and dub versions. Will play this loads this summer
Jimpster - Strong release all round but especially loving the MCDE remix here. Will be playing it a lot. Nice one!
DJ Spinna - Great package here. I especially dig the old school rawness of the Motor City Drum Ensemble Mix on Searchin'. I'll be wearing that out fa sho!
Groove Armada - Like the original of You Want It All and MCDE mix of Searchin
Robert Owens - Very hot collection of tracks, respect
Grant Nelson - Wicked. The whole package!
Ashley Beedle - Already up on the Akabu new stuff. Loving the MCDE remix and Dub Experiment#2. Big support.
Karizma Love this
Jerome Sydenham - Very nice remixes
Danny Rampling - Very cool Ep, excellent
Milton Jackson - Absolutely great
Jask - Love the emotional melodic deepness!
Groove Assassin - Pure class ! Some real heaters here. Love Raw Love ( JN Club ) & Searchin' (MDCE). Siiick !
Shur-I-Kan - Wow, great mixes. The MCDE mix is really cool, but actually the Raw Love track is the one that grabs and takes me back in time
Kev Beadle - Great EP. Definitely feeling the MCDE remix and Ovasoul7 tunes - BIG !!
Miguel Migs - Nice timing, just about to fly up to Canada to play a gig tonight and will play 'Raw Love'... thanks...
Claude Monnet - Great package! MCDE mix is my choice cut
John Jones (Hed Kandi) - Top Draw EP. Support from me
James Zabiela Diggin the Flutes of Ocarina version. Cheers. Jz :)
Halo WOW, what an amazing release. Will play all mixes...CONGRATS...
Nicola Matar - Amazing EP... Nice selection of remixes...full support!!
Stuart Patterson - Decent ep, gotta be the original for me
Go Deep - Great package, killer vocals and production. Will be playing You Want It All and Searchin'
Nico De Ceglia Oh yes!
Kiko Navarro - Looking forward to listening to the whole album, Dave Lee's Akabu always making interesting things. From this release my fav. are the MCDE mix and the Joey Negro Club Mix, will play them for sure.
Nick Harris - Love the MCDE remix
Hector Romero - WOW - what a package - love it - full support across the board - best of luck with it
Damian Wilson Tasty
Toolroom - Too much love to mention... great music`!!!!!
Chus - love it, great remixers for a great reelase!
Graeme Park - Delicious!
Tall Paul - Liking it, works early on....
Marlon D - Feeling the Searchin track... Deep bass hits the soul nicely !!
Terry Hunter - Love the old school 90s feel. Reminds me of London when I used to play on Bobby & Steves show on Kiss FM, respect.
Gareth Sommerville - 'You Want it All' is tremendous. It was the stand out record when Dave played at Ultragroove last year. I'm made up to finally have it. MCDE mix of 'Searchin' is great too.
Roog Very nice
Matthias Weber (Syke'n'Sugarstarr) - Outstanding as always
Neil Pierce - Love the Searchin remix and Joey's remix of Raw Love ... very nice package
Craig Bartlett - Great ep. Searchin is the bomb