Sleazy Deep‘s newest compilation album, Ibiza Sleaze showcases Robin Tabor’s (a.k.a. Rob Made) phenomenal A&R skills, highlighting up-and-comers and veterans alike. Being on the top of my list of best new labels, Sleazy Deep‘s signature sound can be heard throughout the compilation, which features some of the best tracks released in months.
The compilation kicks off with West Coast G-houser Upstroke, who samples Destiny Child‘s hit single, “Lose My Breath.” Wailing synths, pitched-down vocals, and smooth basslines highlight this track that’s a perfect way to start off the compilation. Tamer Akgul makes his second Sleazy appearance with a disco-infused track that features soulful vocals and funky guitar riffs that will put you right back into the 80’s. Daniel Fernandes‘ “I Can’t Stand” is an absolutely gangster G-house track that is rugged and rough throughout. “Every Day” by Michael Naesborg is a deep, dark, sweeping track that’s perfect for those late-night sets. Naesborg did really well with his sound design on this track, creating a vicious feel during the entire song. Marco Darko, who never disappoints, really killed it with his track “First Impressions,” which features samples from Beyonce‘s “Naughty Girl.” Aggressive basslines and great sound animation highlight this track, which is a perfect track to start off a night with. Heston offers up a bouncy peak-time track with “Taking Chances” that’s pretty impossible not to groove to. Clouded Judgement team up with Lee Parsons and once again provide my favorite track of the album. After an ethereal and trippy build up, “Feel That Way” releases into a flurried rage that will absolutely floor you. Cucumbers deals out a funky and soulful nu-disco track with “Make Me Lucky,” which will be sure to get those asses shaking.
The thing that really catches me about about this compilation though, is that there are simply no duds. Every single track is top-notch and ready for club play. Undoubtably going to break into Beatport’s top 10 in the coming weeks, this compilation encompasses nu-disco, g-house, deep house, techno, and everything in-between. Showcasing a slew of great artists that I had never even heard of before, and many that I can’t get enough of, Rob Made proves once again why 2013 is the year of Sleazy Deep.