The ‘Dream Drums – Sunday Sessions’ on Deepvibes Radio was taken over by City Fly today with mixes by City Fly residents Jonna and J’Shez for the first 90 minutes and then a mix by Kez YM fr the final 30 minutes of the show, fresh from his appearance at the City Fly 9th Birthday from the Sopheck Sessions in Leicester the night before
Since its inception over 8 years ago, Leicester-based club night City Fly has concocted an alchemy of sounds that have drenched the city in the deeper, soulful and techier shades of house ‘ simultaneously revitalising the city’s nightscape and gaining a reputation as being one of the finest underground house nights in The Midlands. Not content in hosting some of the finest purveyors of house including Motor City Drum Ensemble, Space Dimension Controller, Red Rack’em, Boe Recordings’ Ben Parkinson and Secretsundaze’s Giles Smith, City Fly has metamorphosed into an all-encompassing club brand, incorporating both national and international residencies and a bi-weekly radio show ‘ City Fly Radio on www.myhouseyourhouse.net. Now expanding their vision further, City Fly HQ promises to be a nexus of activity over the coming months with the birth of their new label, City Fly Records. Wanting to showcase the sounds synonymous with their ethos, City Fly have fully represented the house spectrum with their debut ‘Visions EP’ release ‘ featuring not one but four artists to give a varying flavour to the house palette..
To book City Fly DJ’s / Label Parties please contact – James
From the excellent ‘Late Blue Sound’ EP on City Fly, Ladder of Smoke takes the listener on a deeper trajectory. As the title suggests it’s a deep misty midnight haze where eerie rhodes and stuttering drums are submerged under the deep, unsettling bass – with the recurrent vocal asserting ‘It’s a bad world come on’ aptly adding to the atmospheric aura. Sounding like a Detroit beatdown relic reminiscent of an old Theo Parrish production, this is definitely one for the lights down low…
To celebrate the release of Kez YM’s super hot EP on City Fly Records he has put together this exclusive mix for your listening pleasure.
Hailing from Japan, Kazuki Yamaguchi aka Kez YM has already produced a distinguished discography since debuting on Rotterdam label 4 Lux five years ago with his Sweetly Confused EP. He has subsequently released tracks on Yore (the acclaimed City Soul and Butterfly EP’s), Deep Explorer, Ragrange Records and Faces (run by City Fly’s frequent collaborator Pablo Valentino) – with his soul-infused Detroit Beatdown-inspired productions receiving support from influential peers such as Moodymann, Theo Parrish, Rick Wade and Cassy.
Now is time for the chemistry to erupt between Kez YM and City Fly with their latest vinyl release the ‘Late Night Blue Sound’ EP.
Unknown – Untitled // Shimmy Sham Sham
No Milk – Keep On Running // Rhapsody
Andre Lodemann – Flying // Moods&Grooves
Chicago Skyway – Bells (Dcee edit) // Eargasmic
Kai Alce – Power Thru Pt3 (Mush’Classic Sax) // NDATL MUZIK
Rick Wilhite – What Do You See? (Rick’s Groove mix) // Rush Hour
Rick Poppa Howard – I Won’t Lay Back // Hour House Is Your Rush
Patrice Scott – Callistro // Sistrum
Kez YM – Inner City Funk // Yore
Kez YM – City Soul Vibrations // Yore
Sound Stream – Rainmaker // Sound Stream
Moody – Freeki Mutha F cker // KDJ
Kenny Dixon Jr. – Transit // Sound Signature
Rick Wilhite – Drum Patterns & Memories (Moodymann mix) // Rush Hour
Taana Gardner – Work That Body (Gay Marvine edit) // Secret Mixes Fixes
Herbie Mann – Waterbedmann (Rahaan edit) // KAT
Gil Scott-Heron – The Klan(re-edit) // Moonstew
Motor City Drum Ensemble – Got It // Prime Numbers
Gene Hunt – I Live // Moods&Grooves
Sylvester – I Who Have Nothing (Gay Marvine edit) // Secret Mixes Fixes
Larry Young – Fuel For The Fire // Arista