Title: Back To The Past #1
Label: Proceed Records
Genre / Style: Deep House / Downbeats / Lounge
No stranger to producing deep and soulful House music, Haldo has released with labels such as Transport Recordings, Conya, Adaptation Music, and labels of his own with remix work for House heavyweights like Tony Humphries and Victor Simonelli.
For this first instalment he adds his finesse to ’70s Disco, ’80s New Wave Pop, and ’90s House and soul with the help of vocalists Sergi’o and Silvio Gigante (also known as London producer Stereo-Junkie).
Silvio Gigante contributes vocals to two of the EP’s cuts; with his help, Haldo turns the gospel-singer-turned-disco-songstress Roberta Kelly’s “Zodiac” into a driving cosmic trip.
Next, Silvio and Haldo transform the ever-lovely Sade’s “Paradise” into a speedier wave of synth pleasure with a sense of an easy-going groove, much like the source.
Enter Sergi’o from stage left, singing on “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free,” Sting’s aphorism-inspired original.
In Haldo’s Deep Mix a jazz tinge is kept, but to spacious effect. After stumbling across a DJ tool acapella for “Finally,” Haldo decided a more sophisticated and smooth song was waiting to be built around CeCe Peniston’s classic. His ‘Different Mix’ does just this, all while maintaining the fun of the original.
Editor’s Sidenote: This release is a chance to take a trip down memory lane, entertaining new cuts along the way…