Philosopher/LGBTQ activist/deep house producer Terre Thaemlitz (aka DJ Sprinkles) and Mark Fell (who I wrote about earlier this week) have come together for one of (hopefully) many EPs. Deep house with slight (ok, maybe heavy) dub inclinations that’s evocative of the early 90s is just what the doctor happened to order to cap off your week. For some of you school started back up not too long ago so you’re beginning to feel more exhausted than usual again, or maybe work’s just been relentless and you need a pick me-up – look no further. Both the A and B sides have grooves that will make anybody who breathes move and if you like deep house/dub techno already, that’s a definite plus. I wonder how many EPs we’ll see from these two as the year goes on and how long they’ll go on for. Check out previews to both tracks by clicking through the Buy Now link and see what you think of them. Cheers!


The Details

More than two years since their union on the ‘Complete Spiral’ EP (C.021), which notably placed N.U.M. leader Arthur Scargill on a New York-style deep house groove, DJ Sprinkles & Mark Fell reprise that formula to spellbinding degrees on ‘Fresh Insights EP 1’.

In a knowing nod to Larry Heard and countless other producers deployment of *that* MLK speech, they ally a rousing Tony Benn speech with a subtly arousing deep house groove in the 10 minute ‘Fresh’, matching the passionately purposeful rhythm of Benn’s speech with the proud, head-high poise of classic, early ‘90s deep house - and we’re not talking tribal tats and ‘roid music here. It’s a genius and thoroughly commendable move, bound to turn heads and move bodies, physically and emotionally, in any club.

The instrumental track ‘Insights’ over on the flip is almost plain in comparison, yet is actually one of the most sick, incredibly produced pieces of deep, dub-wise house craft you’ll likely hear this year - or any other.

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