I probably got this in the mail from Rob Wunderman at King St. “All Day, All Night” was my jam, even though it might seem that I overlooked it in my review. I believe it was a favorite of Tony Humphries’ for a while and I definitely heard Simon DK from DIY playing it one night in San Francisco. DJ Romain is an often overlooked, NY house legend and his productions speak for themselves. Matt “Keys” Echols, a frequent collaborator with Romain, provided the keyboard work on this excellent slab of NY garage. If you don’t have it seek it out soon.
DJ Romain presents
Timeless House Project
DJ Romain and Matt ‘Keys Echols have given us excellent releases in the past on labels like Emotive and Toronto Underground, and as Future Minds they delivered the jazzy house/Detroit techno nexus of “Sounds You Can Feel.” They return after recent outings on Kult and Power Music with this stunning four-tracker of deep, sparse, relentless house. All four tracks are well playable with ‘All Day, All Night,” “The Sign” (moogy solo and continental shelf depth bassline conspire to rock your brainy head) and “I’ll Set You Free” (which brings to mind the angular groove of Mike Delgado’s ‘Murder Track”) really bringing home the bacon.
Three standouts on a four track EP is no mean feat and the fact that the last track “You Got Me Goin” is no filler means that you will have to go out and buy this record; many of you probably already have. This really is timeless house suitable for any dancefloor. More purleaze DJ Romain and Matt ‘Keys’. Chris Orr