Phil Weeks, the man behind the long running Robsoul Recordings has dug deep into his collection for a series of mixes called ‘Crate Diggin.’ Each mix will be available for download and will be supported by a limited supply of vinyl samplers. We asked Phil recently to give us some memories of a selection of the tracks featured.
*Lance De Sardi – Freeman (Ian’s Groove)
That was the first release on this amazing label “Panhandle records”. Only 15 releases on the label which I suggest to any House lovers to collect. Each release with some beautiful artwork from Owen. I’ve been playing Lance’s tracks from day one and started playing this out again in 2011. Perfect to bring some fresh energy & drive the dance floor.
*DJ Sneak – I Feel Groove
I’ve been smashing the 4 tracks from his Plumb EP (1997). I could have selected any of those 4 cuts.
Akai S950 sequencer with TR909. Feel the groove.
*Inland Knights – Slummin’ It
I remember the first time I heard this. I was playing in Paris with Tony Hewitt when he dropped a promo. I was like “What the fuck” and make sure he gave it to me. That was early 2004.
*Lawnchair Generals – Stop Frontin’
Since around 2000 each Lawnchair Generals (Peter Christianson & Carlos Mendoza) release was a celebration. Very high quality deep house. This one was on my favorite Belgium label now defunct Aroma (run by Raoul Belmans)
*DJ Rasoul – Bluenote
One of my favorite artists of all time. This was on Large music on a series called “Soul Searching”
each volume, and each track is sick.
*Brett Johnson – You + Me = We
I‘d been following Seasons Recordings from the beginning but this was the first time I heard anything from Brett Johnson (maybe his first release) & that was a big slap. Very proud to present it again 10 years later.
*2nd Shift Feat. Anthony Pearson – It’s Been A Long Time
Been always a fan of JT Donaldson & Tim Shumaker. Add some Chez Damier vocals & you get a nice classic that sticks in your head.
*Miguel Migs – Sol Patrol (Migs Transporters Vibe)
Another West coast classic, Migs & Transport Recordings have always been a big inspiration.
Remind me some good times in San Francisco.
*DJ Sneak – Fear The World
One of the few first releases from DJ Sneak (1994). Ghetto House music. Still sounds very fresh.
*Inland Knights – Long Time
Another Inland Knights Classic. This one was on their own Drop Music label. Will wake up any dance floor. Been killing it a lot lately. Perfect in the mix also.
DJ Rasoul – Night At The Top
DJ Rork ft. C Minos Alexander – I Wanna See You Come Down (RK’s Mix)
DJ Sneak – I Feel Groove
Inland Knights – Slummin It
JT Donaldson – My Belief
Lavish Habits – Dance Wit You
LawnChair Generals – Stop Frontin’
Miles Maeda – Tell You Why
Spencer Kincy – Space Floor
Track Yankers – Good Ol’ (JH Goody Goody Dub)
2nd Shift ft. Anthony Pearson – It’s Been A Long Time
Brett Johnson – You + Me = We
DJ Rasoul – Bluenote
DJ Sneak – Latin Seoul
Inland Knights – Boy
Lance De Sardi – I‘ve Been There (Chicago)
LawnChair Generals – Speechless
Method Men – Disko Biscuit
Sol Patrol (Migs Transporters Vibe)
Rick Wade – I Do Believe
DJ Assassin – A Face In The Crowd (Intellidread Mix)
DJ Bertrand – Fuckin’ Filter (Ivan’s Cube Cleaning Dub)
DJ Rasoul – Visions In Motion
DJ Rasoul – When You Hold Me
DJ Sneak – Fear The World
Inland Knights – Long Time
Mood II Swing – Closer (King Street Moody Club)
Samson – Hear Me (D.C. vs DJ Bang Uptempo Re-Run)
Toka – Jeriko