Catalogue Number: LMDLP024A
Release Date: May 2015
Available from: Beatport | Traxsource | iTunes | Juno Download | Spotify
Original Deep House pioneer, Pete Dafeet unleashes the first single, ‘Wife’, taken from his highly anticipated debut album ‘The Root, The Soul’
Forthcoming on his own Lost My Dog Records, ‘Wife’ is an exultant slab of piano House, loaded with a hook laced with early 90’s Balearic Ibizan vibes and screams Summer! Nacho Marco’s remix adds steel to the original’s splendour as TR-303 and 909 joining forces to drive energy levels skywards. The package also features the album title track ‘The Root, The Soul’ which comes drizzled with delicious Dafeet synthology and a dreamy vocal that glides over a groovy House beat.
“I recorded ‘Wife’ in the run up to my wedding in 2013. It’s a feel-good anthem and will forever remind me of a blissful, carefree Summer. The release has been a long time coming but it’s great to finally get it out there!” – Pete Dafeet
One way or another 2015 will be a momentous year for Pete Dafeet. His label Lost My Dog – started in 2005 with friends Ian Straker and Najan Ward – will celebrate 10 years in business, and will then issue its final release: Pete’s debut studio album ‘The Root, The Soul’.
Having DJ’d since his mid-teens, Pete’s early forays into production as a 20 year old were catching the eye of Yousef, Lottie and Blakkat, while Najan owned the local record shop and employed Ian as a part-time buyer. The three put their heads together and Lost My Dog was born. In the decade since, Lost My Dog has matured into one of the UK’s leading Deep House imprints with AtJazz, Ian Pooley and Robert Owens featured on releases and House pioneers including Laurent Garnier, Danny Krivit, Norman Jay MBE, DJ T, Huxley and Maya Jane Coles, among others, have championed the label. In keeping with LMD, Pete’s own productions have also made a critical impact. iDJ Magazine tipped the chord-heavy ‘In Flux’ as a contender for deep house record of the year in 2011, while 2012 saw repeat plays for ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ on Pete Tong (BBCR1) and Chicago’s 5 Magazine lauding the left-of-centre ‘Stutter’ as “deviously addictive” in its 10/10 review. As for DJing, Pete has performed everywhere from China, UAE, Argentina and Peru, while his first mix CD 5 Years and ‘Still Looking’ was named compilation of the month by Mixmag and ranked by DJ Mag as one of 2010’s finest 30.
‘The Root, The Soul’ is the fulfilling of Pete’s long held ambition to write a long-player. Recorded during a year that saw him engaged and married, it’s a living memory of a very happy time – and has already found fans in Chez Damier, Ian Pooley and Charles Webster. The decision to close Lost My Dog after a decade of success was – in truth – a relatively easy one. 10 years is a long time, the lads are scattered across the UK and as with most 30-somethings, priorities have changed. The Root, The Soul will be a fitting epitaph for 10 very happy years.
Valencia born and bred, Nacho Marco is one of Spain’s most respected DJs and producers, and a rising star on the international scene thanks to recent blockbuster releases on Ovum, Classic, and We Play House. Nacho’s music ranges from warm, harmonious nu-disco all the way through to raw, acid-led techno. He’s recorded for Freerange, Plastic City, and Pacha, remixing Shakira and Groove Armada and is a favourite of Laurent Garnier and John Digweed. Nacho’s performed at some of Europe’s top clubs and festivals, including Sonar and Space, Ibiza. His own label, Loudeast Records, boasts an enviable roster including Fred Everything, KiNK and Owain K. Nacho first hooked up with Lost My Dog back in 2009 remixing Pete Dafeet’s ‘Alto’, returning a year later to deliver a stripped back take on Bang Bang’s ‘Susan Cries’. The label are delighted to have such a good friend back on board to remix the first single from Pete Dafeet’s forthcoming album, ‘The Root, The Soul’.
Chez Damier: “Original mixes are great… I really like all of the tracks”
Ian Pooley: “Wife is really cool”
Terry Farley: “Wow … smoke strobes and a ‘open your eyes ‘ for 2015 wonderful”
Danny Howells: “Another ace release from a killer label … support from moi!”
Nick Warren: “Big time summer vibes!”
Ashley Wild: “Must be a happy bride. Lovely work”
Luke Solomon: “Loving this”
Till Von Sein: “I’m such a sucker for Nacho’s tunes … another bomb!
Milton Jackson: “The Root, The Soul is my favourite – love those chords!”
Charles Webster: “Sounds great”
Manuel Tur: “Sounding really good”
Blakkat: “Wow! What a great selection of cuts!”
Waifs & Strays: “Whole EP is wicked…hard to pick a favourite here…really hard…went with wife because I’m a sucker for pianos!”
AtJazz: “The Root, The Soul is sick! Love it.”
&ME: “amazing ep. piano house houze house houze !!!!
Shur-i-kan: “Can’t go wrong with hands in the air piano.”