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Deep house done right from the Naked Music crew
on 21 November 2002
Well it’s time for another Naked Music release. Stylish nude gracing the cover? Check. Fathoms-deep and sexy house tunes? Ditto. Skilled San Francisco DJ keeping the quality high? Yup. Just when you thought this label couldn’t top themselves in 2000 they manage to follow up Miguel ‘Migs’ graceful Nude Dimensions: PetalPusher Sessions with a set that burns even hotter.
Most of the star producers that made Volume 1 such a jewel are back: the aforementioned Miguel ‘Migs,’ AtJazz, Blue Six (who successfully follow-up their smash “Music & Wine”) and a handful of licensed others. In fact, Aviles crafts a set smoother and deeper than the first, choosing predominantly dub takes and less vocal-reliant songs. Highlights abound but maintain the mellow vibe by not trumpeting their hooks. Bougie Soliterre with “Superficial” certainly is a soft and satisfying start, while Cooly’s Hot Box “Could You Love Me?” adds a dash of energy near the end.
Whatever is causing such luxuriant sets in San Fran needs to be shipped and sent east; between this series and the Sessions releases by the OM Label, you’ll be hard-pressed to name some smoother house mixes in 2000. As for this album, turn down the lights and slip away.