boston boy (vol. 1)
Collection of works from underground house legend Dana Kelley, aka DKMA - including some proper deep house holy grails! Timeless stuff.
Grounded in the deep, soulful US House sound of the mid '90's, his earliest releases can be found on Strictly Rhythm, before moving on to produce under his DKMA alias as well as releasing music as Callisto on Guidance. Although Dana sadly passed away in 2013, he left us with a remarkable body of work that has remained both exciting and relevant throughout the last 2 decades and beyond.
Boston Boy Vol.1 is the 1st in a series of compilations that focuses on Dana's visionary work as DKMA, during his most compelling and creative phase between 1997 and 2002. All from Dana's original DATs and through his Family. In the archive, some of Dana's most sought after & cherished works were uncovered, restored and meticulously assembled alongside previously unheard archival material inc tracks from the crazy rare Utopia Records 1997 EP (most diggers have never even seen this record, triple figures to buy)
The tracks are bold, clever and inventive, characterised by a need for innovation. Passages of deep soulful house underpin more forward-thinking electronics without ever losing dance floor appeal. Jazz solos sit effortlessly on top of gritty swinging rhythms, deep infectious b-lines, eerie textures and chord sequences are warm and effortlessly soulful yet with a sound design, sonic range, dynamism and technical prowess that most could only dream of.