The legendary Nite Grooves imprint delivers the second in its ‘A Long Hot Summer’ series with a selection from the equally revered Ananda Project/P’Taah frontman, Chris Brann.
Whether as Ananda Project, P’Taah or Wamdue Project, Chris Brann has been an incredibly successful musician who can turn his hand to jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul and house with ease. A remixer of artists such as Everthing But The Girl, R Kelly, Bebel Gilberto and countless others, Brann has proved himself to be one of the safest hands in the business without sticking to one formula.
Brann’s mix here is a smooth flow through the brighter, lighter side of deep house music – as the ‘A Long Hot Summer’ series demands. Kicking off with two tracks by the man who kicked of the series, Kiko Navarro, Brann picks up the torch and runs with it – gliding through the tribal-lite percussive “Quartett O’batalistico” by Tuccillo & Kiko the mix flows into Kiko’s Disco Mix of Ananda’s “Into the Sunrise”, locking us in.
From here, we hear Franco Mulero’s dulcet piano-laden “Porroig” followed by Jay J’s deep and bass-y remix of Ananda Project’s renowned “Universal Love.” Namy feat. Monday Michiru’s “There She Stands” with a savory remix by Frankie Feliciano is up next followed by the more root-addled Groove Assassins Mix of Lips’ “Time is Now.” Riding the 4/4 vibe come brand new cuts “Keep On,” “Darkness String,” Sunshine Jones’ [formerly of Dubtribe Sound System] “Warm Sun On My Face” [Dub], “Attempt to Dream”, and the stunning and sweet debut King Street single “Magic” by P60 & Lisa Shaw.
Brann digs deep into the catalog & pulls out Tiger Stripes’ “Song for Edit,” then back up with the brand new future classic, Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper aka Director’s Cut Treatment of DJ Vivona & Joi Cardwell’s “Return to Love.” Brann caps off the comp by dipping into the bit of Brazilian “Foi Voce” [TOL Vocal] by Trans of Life and finally fading into a truly lovely Alternate Version of one of Ananda Project’s most celebrated singles, “Kiss Kiss Kiss.”
A Long Hot Summer showcases some of the best in brand new unreleased tunes, while peppering your pallet with more familiar, deep and soulful flavour; and it’s delivered on a delectable platter, served up by one of the most well-known and talented artists on the King Street roster.
Out on June 11th in all good record shops!
- Quartett O’batalistrico [Main Mix] / Tuccillo & Kiko Navarro 9:17
- Into The Sunrise [Kiko Navarro Disco Mix] / Ananda Project feat. Terrance Downs 8:38
- Porroig [Original Mix]/ Franco De Mulero 7:12
- Universal Love [Jay-J's Shifted Up Mix]/ Ananda Project 6:44
- There She Stands [Frankie Feliciano Vocal] / Namy feat. Monday Michiru 7:08
- Time is Now [Groove Assassins Remix] / Lips 8:15
- Keep On / Soundealers 8:56
- The Darkness String / Franco De Mulero 9:58
- Warm Sun On My Face [Dub] / Sunshine Jones 8:56
- Attempt To Dream / John Rivera & Esteban Carrasco 7:09
- Magic [Forteba Remix] / From P60 with Lisa Shaw 8:26
- Song for Edit / Tiger Stripes feat. Kerri Chandler 6:36
- Return To Love [A Directors Cut Treatment] / DJ Vivona & Joi Cardwell 7:26
- Foi Voce / Trans of Life 9:37
- Kiss Kiss Kiss [Alternate Mix Re-Edit] / Ananda Project feat. Heather Johnson 7:39