Deep Ultra IV

2007 saw a truly astonishing increase in the production values of deep vocal house led by DJ Spinna and his collaborators. Also encouraging was a pointed increase in male vocalists channeling the good-old R&B vibe into their writing and delivery, with Selan being a major standout. I focused on both trends in this installment of…

Deep Ultra III

Part 1 “The Lounge”:  Part 2 “The Club”: (Seems to have been lost to the ages.) Part 3 “The After-Party”:  In 2005 I was enamoured of the particular sound and production values of New York house that was current at that time, and made this mix to reflect that. Many of the greats are represented here,…

Depth Charge

This special edition of the Deep Ultra series illustrates an often-overlooked sub-subgenre of deep house: I’ve heard it called Detroit-style (after the hometown of one of the greats, Moodyman). I just call it very deep house. I’ve tried to play it here at the correct speed, and showcase the greats of the genre: Moodyman and Theo…

Deep Ultra II

The years surrounding and including 2003 were a great time for deep house music; I found a lot of the music being produced at this time very inspiring. Collected here are some of my all-time favourites, many of them deep vocal house anthems, performed by artists such as Goapele, Blaze, Georg Levin, Aaron Smith of…