The Spanish label serve up a 15-track collection that's a must-check for deep house lovers
"So guys, this new album. It's got a bunch of Induction tracks on it, by various artists, all full-length and unmixed… what shall we call it?"
"I know! How about Induction Unmixed Vol 1 VA?"
It's fair to say that this new best-of collection from Cesar Del Rio and Isaac Indart's Induction Muzic label won't be winning any prizes for Most Original Album Title any time soon. But if we had a prize for "best deep house comp of the month" they might well be walking away with that one!
For a label that only launched in 2017, Induction Muzic have already made a big impression. Now they underline that success with this first label compilation, which is packed with 15 reminders that, away from the tedious navel-gazing electronica that sadly clutters up the "deep house" charts of certain online retailers, the real deal shizzle is still out there – if you know where to look.
The album opens with the laidback, rolling groove that is The Stoned's The Show, and closes with the more upbeat, more soulfully inclined Tremont Shuffle from SP Recordings boss Carlos Francisco. In-between you'll find 13 more jams, coming from producers both well-known (Tatsu, Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax, Bonetti, and of course Del Rio himself) and less so, and spanning the spectrum from haunting and fragile (Hush Space's Trying), to jazzy (Tony Madrid's My Lady), to chunky and struttin' (Montoro & Wax's After Work), to the positively Balearic (Carlos Perikas' Tired Guy). Some of these cuts actually first came out on Induction's sister label Moody House Recordings, but in the immortal words of Leslie Nielsen in Airplane, "that's not important right now".
What is important is that you're unlikely to find a better deep house comp in stores this month… so I strongly suggest you grab yourself a copy of this one.
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 23 August
Review Score: 9