SMBD – Glory [Dirt Crew Recordings]

For their second release of 2020, Dirt Crew Recordings again explore the deeper side of electronic music and deep house. SMBD aka Simbad has been on Dirt Crews wish list for a while and its fills the label with delight that they finally made this happen. SMBD delivers a full release after his previous contribution to the label on their first ‘Dampé EP’ back in 2019. After a string of releases on Apron, Freerange and BBE along with his regular show on WWFM, this super selector and respected house veteran needs very little introduction.

These five tracks range from soulful house, to darker break beat and ambient soundscapes. While the title track “Purple Winds” is a deeply beautiful and emotional piece of music, the closer “Nan Madol” is reminiscent of early Detroit. “Piano Lick” and “Glory” are packed with soul, funk, disco and good times on the dancefloor, while the moody and acid break beat excursion “ – 8 – “, winds deeper and deeper and deeper.