V/A – Many Shades Of House Vol 2: Mixed by Luke McKeehan (Nordic Trax)
Bastions of all things deep and housey over the past decade, the Vancouver based Nordic Trax imprint revisits its recent past with this back (and future) catalogue delving compilation. As expected, label boss Luke McKeehan supplies the DJ mix, which seamlessly bridges the gap between the tunes on disc 1, whilst he leaves disc 2 unmixed. Fine house moments on the first disc include Pete Moss’s lazily keyed Infatuation and two important Gavin Boyce efforts in the shape of the uncompromising To The Roxy and self deprecating Sometimes It’s Me. CD 2 features similarly tasty morsels such as LCG’s trademark ’Believe En East’ bump of Alexander East’s Believe En Me, the circling fun of Kelvin K’s 2 Doors Down (Sax Mix) and Pete Moss’s energising The Big Move. Nordic Trax have outlasted many other imprints selling similar wares and are still serving deeper house fans well, ten years after the imprint’s inception.