Delano Smith – Deeper Fundamentals I - Mixmode Recordings – MM14
It was way back in 2009 when prolific Detroiter Delano Smith released "Deep Fundamentals", a three-track set of delicious deep house jams that has since become a collector's item. Here he presents a belated sequel of sorts, "Deeper Fundamentals I". He sets the tone with the superb title track, a fine fusion of futurist Motor City techno synths, dubbed-out electronics and chunky deep house grooves, before traveling in a warm and bumpin' deep house direction on "Time & Place". You'll find more bustling beats and tactile chords on B-side opener "Stolen Memories", while closing cut "On Arrival" is effortlessly dreamy, warm and enveloping: an ultra-deep dancefloor excursion of the highest order.