Darkhouse Family, the production duo consisting of Don Leisure and Metabeats have built up a dedicated fanbase that includes fellow worldly audiophiles Gilles Peterson, The Gaslamp Killer and Lefto. Their Solid Gold EP on First Word is the start of a new chapter, exploring fresh textures and influences that include Alice Coltrane, Tangerine Dream and Sun-Ra, whilst adding a Fender Rhodes, percussion and even a harp into the mix.
Here the duo put together a mix for Bonafide which features a selection of acid house (Funkineven) classic funk (Gwen Guthrie) and new school south London beats (Reginald Omas Mamode IV). Feast on it below.
Johnny Hammond – Why Can’t We Smile? (alternative version)
Tropea – You Can’t Hide Love
Pieces of a Dream – It’s Time For Love
Confunkshun – Secrets
Cloud One – Dust To Dust
Twennynine & Lenny White – Morning Sunrise
Bobbi Humphrey – My Little Girl
Dale Jacobs – Almost Home
Darkhouse Family – Dreams
Rimshots – Harvey Wallbanger
Twennynine – Peanut Butter
Freeez – Freezin’
Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Do You
Sam Reed – Love Ain’t Free
Funkineven – Dreams Of Coke
Gwen Guthrie – Thrill Me
James Mason – I’ve Got Your Love
Darkhouse Family – Solid Gold
John Lucien – Listen Love
Neil Ardley – Glittering Circles
Darkhouse Family’s new EP Solid Gold is out now.