Tom Lown – Love Potion EP (LMD030)
Catalogue Number: LMD030 | Release Date: March 2010
Lost My Dog welcome another talented new artist to the roster in South London’s Tom Lown. Tom’s sound is representative of the whole Lost My Dog ethos – it’s quite simply classic-sounding deep house with no airs and graces. Another exponent of that ethos is Harold Heath who provides a chunkier re-rub of the title track ‘Love Potion’. And for good measure (and because we’re jolly nice people) we’ve chucked in the blissful, sun-drenched, mid-tempo bonus track ‘The Return’.
In fact Tom Lown isn’t quite the newcomer we make out. Following a live music background, Tom started DJing at various parties and clubs in London back in the mid 90’s including Peg and Plastic People. A move to New York City saw him pick up a residency at SubKulture and also important online outlets East Village Radio and Downshift Radio. Through his work at a New York studio, Tom composed and produced music for TV and commercials. Now back in Catford, London, he continues to produce deep house, downbeat and electronica, and has secured releases on Sudup Recordings, Warmth and The Savant Guard alongside Lost My Dog.
Adding some extra beef to ‘Love Potion’ is long time LMD collaborator, and general legend of the UK deep/tech house scene, Harold Heath. Lost My Dog press releases have contained so many references to Harold Heath over the past 5 years that we’re sure you know all of this already, but… Harold is regarded as one of the most consistent and unsung heroes in UK house music. His discography includes some of the world’s most respected underground labels including Detour, Plastic City, Stickman and Urban Torque, for whom he recorded his debut album ‘Hole Funk’. Harold’s relationship with Lost My Dog began back in the summer of 2006, with a particular highlight along the way being his ‘Street’s Keep Rocking’ EP from which the title track was used by Fedde Le Grand on his Ministry of Sound Sessions CD. 2 further EPs and too many remixes to remember have landed his music in the sets of A-list DJs ranging from Tony Humphries and CJ Mackintosh to Mark Farina and Roger Sanchez.
A future release on Lost My Dog will see three very special Jay Tripwire remixes of Love Potion.
Asad Rizvi: Proper deep house innit!
Mark Farina: Very nice. Will be playing it in the club and at home.
Ant Plate / YSE: Wicked deep house done 100% properly. IMO this whole EP genuinely does deserve the often misdescribed moniker of deep house – emotive, swirly and fluid, augmented chords, a touch of disco, deceptively layered beats with smooth grooves.. all there. Top LMD catch, a rare 5/5 What more does anyone really need to say or know?
Joshua Iz: Harold Heath does it again…the beats on this remix are super fresh! Thanks
Nick Holder: LOST MY DOG DOES IT AGAIN! TOM LOWN WORKS IT WITH LOVE POTION! WILL SUPPORT!
Giom: Harold Heath mix is my favourite. Superb production. Thanks guys
Raoul Belmans: A beauty! Full support!
Rocco (Rodamaal): Nice modern Deep house production on “Love Potion” especially HH Re-Rub Big Up Rocco.
Blacksoul: simply beautiful! LMD is on the top
Manuel Sahagun: This is the best deep EP i’ve heard in a while. Brilliant release!!!
Al Bradley: Proper house! Oh yes, this is a belter, all tracks doing the business. The highlight (although all 4 tracks re really) is ‘And Again’, lovely bouncing deep house, love it!
Joshua Heath: Love Potion is the Jam. Really nice deep bounce to it. nice rework by harold as well. And again is another nice deep tune with a little bounce in its step, and then we get a nice changeup with ‘the return’. Fresh stuff, will def support. :-)
Julian Sanza: Very nice package, smooth, deep , funky stuff
Romano Arcaini: really diggin this release…. def into all mixes… hard to say which mix of love potion i like the most ….. full support on this
Pippi: Good Package! Pippi
Mieka Du Franx: And Again is superb, really sweet, and a fine-ass production!
Aki Bergen: Love Potion original mix is my pick! Nice EP!!
Jesus Gonsev: Dope E.P!!!!!!!!Love all the tracks,my fav heath remix!Full support!!!!!!
Matthew Bandy: Really feeling And Again, will play
Nacho Marco: Loving original and Harold´s remix, will play it.
Kelvin K: Really good stuff loving this EP.
Jon Delerious: nice to hear a full ep of quality deepness! Cheers!
Marko Militano: Classy, classic, mature, satisfying…Love this EP. Thanks for the music!
Jask: Harold Heath remix – Beautiful track!!!!!