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Mate, you deserve much more than saying it's the usual high quality (even if it is and it's hard to say anything else).
First two tracks are very cool and soulful, bit more gentle than what we usually get from you, liked them a lot! Of cos, Julius Papp and Muthafunkaz... my favs.
You know that you had a volume problem at 11:20, it is way too loud the way it comes it (hehe, it's like my quick fade in method). I know you're mixing live so it's hard to get it perfect all time.
I actually did not like Track3, even if it's Muthafunkaz, the Crystal Waters style synths killed it to me, too rough.
But then you drop a BOMB again with Souldynamic, not sure if you know where it's sampled from, one of my fav hip-hop songs, Skee-Loo's "I Wish" - pure awesomeness... (I wish I was a little bit taller, wish I was a baller). You are an endless source of great house remixes and cover versions to me.
Jose Carretas and Stephanie Cooke - just can't go wrong, all their songs have this special easy, dreamy vibe.
I liked Groove Delivers a lot, not typical soulful but the whole pulsating house is just very funky. Bit of classic chicago piano.
The bass and the whole understated funkiness of Mr. Mood is really cool - I'm very much into this style now, have a listen to my preview of my upcoming Late Nite Vibes Session Four, very similar funky house style, it's up on my Soundcloud page but not here: www.soundcloud.comtrack11
Well, of course it was cool, it's Duffnote. Thanks DJ Toddy for advertising my Richard Earnshaw set, mate you rock! :-) Check your gmail, I dropped a message for you...
Loved the Bah Samba guiter riffs, very 80s disco - the horn stabs around 52:00 remind me of MFSB's "The Message Is Love", surprising that DJ Toddy did not pick it up, it is his favourite (also sampled in Madonna's "Vogue" that might help in recognizing what I mean).
Bit of a Salsoul Orchestra sound definitely.
And then Earnshaw - well, this is the bass we all die for, the definition of soulful (hence why I call my series "In Love With My Bassline).
Nice drop at the end again - most people would say it's Spiller GrooveJet samples, but we of course know that it's the Salsoul label (hehe, comes back) classic Carol Williams - "Love Is You" - again, dunno how DJ Toddy did not pick it up and mentioned this. Great tribute to the roots - like Grant Nelson does it in his Housecall EP mixes, drops a nice classic 70s or 80s funk or disco track in the end to bow for the greats...
Keep it up mate, you're a legend!