Still on a Derrick Carter tip. The newly-relaunched digital version of Classic are going to rerelease Sound Patrol's seminal 'Sweetened, No Lemon' at some point in the nebulous future. I uploaded 'Tripping Amongst The Stars' on this blog earlier this year and it went down a storm, which brings me nicely around to the return of the downloads.
Watch Them Come (Derrick's Watch Dem Bump) - Roy Davis Jnr feat. Pevenn Everett (Bombay)
This is quintessential Carter. It's got all of the fundamental boompty elements intact, bouncing percussion, odd acid-inflected doodles and a great vocal. Peven Everett's finest hour along with 'Gabrielle'
It's also a great DJ tool because of its length. You could mix in and out of anything with this. Excellent.
Speak To Me (The Rainy City Remixes) - Roland Clarke (Estereo)
The original was a promo. These are the Rainy City Remixes which are both very similar. No matter. Wonderful much-sampled vocal that's been bootlegged many a time. Both versions are here but you can make do with just the one.
Keep it locked. I'll post a few more before Christmas and the holiday.
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Nineties Chicago house will be next year's worthy cause. Just you watch.
Oh, and Jeff Mills . . .