DJ and producer Ron Trent has been making huge waves in the world of house music since he released his track Altered States while he was still at high school. Since then, he’s founded Urban Eclectic Soundtracks and worked extensively with other DJs, including Anthony Nicholson. Ahead of his seven hour set in London this Saturday (details at the bottom of the page), the Chicago born and bred DJ took some time out to write a guide for us to the ten most thrillingly alive, liberally diverse “deep house” records that he knows.
Ron: “Asking a real music lover to do a top 10 all time anything in any genre is almost impossible. But here a few jams old and new that are of importance in no particular order.”
Ron: “One of Roger S’s finest productions in my opinion. By far considered an early 90s anthemic classic. This song captures the true essence of the sound of Shelter NYC with Timmy Regisford and Merlin Bob in the early days. The mix of Micheal’s wailing message and the heavy bass-driven track conjures up magic on the dance floor. This song is the purest example of what soulful dance floor music is about. Upon my first visit to the Shelter back in 91’ this is one of the many songs that encapsulated the night for me. Watching the dancer act out each vibration of the song and the sound system acting as an ethereal machine. A classic!”
Ron: “ Kerri is by far one of the most prolific producers to come out of our time. His range of music production, which always remains deep and true to an emotional dance floor experience, never falters. Atmosphere, which was released on Shelter Records, is a track that establishes the meaning of the Shelter sound.. uptempo, soulful R&B. Though it has no vocals you cold feel the urban experience radiating through the drum track and mood-setting chords. Always a great DJ’s tool and mood-setter. If one ever wanted to know about the pulse of NYC and the original 6th and Hubert St. location of Shelter, this will enlighten you. Classic to the core.”