Delano Smith – An Odyssey LP [SUSH017]
Sushitech presents the new Delano Smith album, An Odyssey. Delano shows us the musical world he is living in today.
Like many of Detroit’s deep house and beatdown producers, Delano Smith has been an integral part of the city’s musical landscape for nigh on 30 years – something amply demonstrated in the fascinating booklet accompanying this CD edition of his long-promised debut album. Musically, An Odyssey is typical of Smith’s previous output, mixing smooth, hypnotic groovers and jazz-flecked deep housers with just the right amount of basement soul and melodic complexity. Given that the tracks – all previously unreleased – were recorded in the last two years, it’s no surprise to find that the tracks sit together beautifully. Making a high quality deep house album is notoriously tricky, but Smith has achieved that feat – and with a style and grace that marks out house music’s true masters.