Playin' 4 The City ‎– Phase Two

Straight Up Recordings ‎– SUP 109
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 Deep Inside
Vocals, Co-producer – Mandel Turner
A2 We Need
Vocals – Mandel Turner
B1 This Road
B2 The Rythm Track


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September 20, 2016
Sometimes you find a record in your collection and its like discovering a new record, awesome depth, shuffling jazzy music - just house music


January 26, 2009
edited over 8 years ago
Sometimes the obscure finding is the one with the most lasting imprint on the soul. This EP could easily and quickly be dismissed, except that it contains "This Road." Quite possibly the absolute finest house track produced out of France, it more than makes up for the other distantly lagging tracks. It's melodic and melancholic bass lines along with the vocal sample (can anyone help with this; etta james, perhaps?) silently scream that this track is not to be fucked with. And, you can't fuck with the track because it is the only dance song i know of that is produced in 7/4 time. Check mutha fuckin' Mate. That extra 3 beats per measure says "You ain't gonna mess this brilliant track up, I don't care how good a dj you are." And the track is pure dead brilliance. The perfect fusion of all that is soulful and a low slung dance rhythm, if you missed this EP, my prayers are with you.

Every time I have played this, folks fall out of their god-damned minds. Perhaps this is why I am crazy because I listen to it on a regular basis, and have been for almost the ten years that I've owned it.

When a track THIS pristine is made, there is a certain standard left in its wake to achieve that is simply unachievable. "Très Bon Effort, Olivier."