ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER DOLLAR – OLIVER DOLLAR

ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER DOLLAR – OLIVER DOLLAR

Using the longer format as a way of expressing different styles, from blues to disco, house to downtempo, the album has been in the works for six years. Oliver has linked with some of house music’s most essential names including Ben Westbeech, Matthew K & Daniel Steinberg but it is the Chicago legend Gene Farris who features on the opening track ‘Sampling’. It’s a real mood setter with his spoken word snippets building the intrigue before the hip swinging and late night depths of ‘Outer Drive’, filtered funk of ‘Jam Hot’ and disco-tinged beatdown of ‘Spinal Tap’. Things pick up with the raw house of ‘On & On’ featuring Ben Westbeech on vocals, while gospel grooves abound on ‘John’s Church’. Musical lounging sounds collide on ‘Diamonds in the Ruff’ and the dreamy piano house of ‘The Delta’ make this a truly colorful album. The album closes with the intimate Rhodes keys of ‘Party Together’ and along with the many other shades and sounds explored, make this one of the most complete house albums you could wish to hear. ESSENTIAL PURCHASE DRW 11/10