2020 May 29     
2 Bit Thugs

Isaac Indart and Cesar Del Rio's Mallorca-based label come up with the goods once again

If our calculations are correct then Induction Muzic, the Mallorca-based deep house label headed up by Cesar Del Rio and Isaac Indart, should be reaching their third birthday right about now… and bang on cue, here comes what's actually the label's third best-of collection, following on from 2018's Best Of Vol 1 and last year's Unmixed Vol 1.

Three years isn't long in the grand scheme of things, of course. But it's a long time in dance music, and as such deep house lovers should have a pretty good idea what to expect here by now, especially as the majority of tracks come from much the same family of artists – Tatsu, Andy Vasilu, Dylan Debut, The Stoned, Carlos Francisco, and of course the label bosses themselves – that graced the last two compilations.

For anyone that's just wandered in, though, deep house in the classic style is the general order of the day. Not tech-house, minimal or deep tech; not broken beats, not sugar-coated 'future house', not introspective muso-electronica, but proper bumpin' 4/4 grooves, laced heavily with funk and soul and built to move bodies on the dancefloor, but equally at home on the post-club stereo. That's not to say there's no variety on offer, of course – tracks range from the moody neo-tribalism of Frink's Time Lines to the bottom-heavy funk squelch of Campaner's Keep Going, and from the laidback, west coast-ish soulful groove that is Tatsu's The Rain to Dylan Debut's suitably Detroit-inspired UR. But taken as a whole, this is an album that's going to appeal the most to what you might call "deep house traditionalists".

And if that's you, then trust me… you're gonna love this!

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 22 May



Review Score: 8




Tags: Induction Muzic, Isaac Indart, Cesar Del Rio, Tatsu, Andy Vasilu, Dylan Debut, The Stoned, Carlos Francisco, Frink, Campaner, deep house