East St Louis Players Late Nights On The Eastside EP
Catalogue Number: LMD022
Release Date: September 2008
For release number 22, Lost My Dog turn to a brand new American production partnership for the debut EP from the East St Louis Players. The duo of Don Tinsley and Bernard Jones come from their Midwestern namesake St Louis and first teamed up in 2006. The pair have each had success as solo artists and together they have brought their respective skills to the studio to create a blend of deep house with live musical elements.
The Players provide two original tracks Always On My Mind and Hustlin. The former comes in two mixes, a stripped back version and the Jon Milsom Horn Mix, where their close friend Milsom adds a live trumpet. The latter is remixed by deep house stalwarts Inland Knights. The duo of Laurence Richie and Andy Riley are well known for over a decade of music and helped define the UK Midlands house sound thanks to releases on their own Drop Music label and other leading imprints such as NRK, 2020 Vision, Amenti, SoSound and Doubledown.
DJ Magazine - 4/5
Bumpy beats are slashed by proper jazz funk horn action and dotted keyboard flecks on the 'Jon Milson Horn Mix' of 'Always On My Mind'. Derby duo Inland Knights do it the way they do it on the clattering 'Hustlin', whilst the 'Original' version retains the claterring beats but also picks up hefty organ action along the way.
iDJ - 3/5
A new signing for Lost My Dog and there's more than a touch of good old-fashioned jazz thrown in the pot. There's a good old-fashioned swing too. Both are good, if unassuming ans slightly, er, old fashioned. Inland Knights bring us up to date with a stripped back techy beat.
been rocking the jon milsom mix for a while!
rolling beats, deep vibes and its sunny outside could I ask for more!!
Right down my alley! Brilliant!
good mixes here!
A fun remix, reminiscent of early ninties house. Funky yet slightly ravey. Me likey!
super funky numbers, will play a lot
Raoul Swirl People
Like both the horn mix and the stripped dub, very fresh... also the Hustlin track is great too.
really good turn out from the Inland Knights
love the Stripped Back version, playing it everywhere. Also liking IK remix.
Really like this cheers, Inland knights mix and the Jon Milson Horn Mix are the ones for me.
Superb release, absolutely loving the deep, jazzy feel of 'Always On My Mind'. A firm favourite for me!
Really nice ep overall will find lots of playtime for these tracks in particular always on my mind.
Mike W (Kolour)
superb LMD release here. really loving jon milsom's direction with his remix. the cool, sexy, jazzy undertones are definitely right up my alley and something you will definitely see me playing. inland knights rmx is also very nice.
John Davis (Headtunes)
The whole release is worth buying just for the inland knights mix alone. Love it Love it Love it. Right up my alley
Love the Inland Knights!
Good nostalgic vibe; gotta find the right crowd for this but when I do...it's on!
really good turn out from the Inland Knights on this one
Im really in the the inland knights remix, i like the whole ep
liking this. thanks!!
Some great mixes all around! IK mix is definietly doing it for me as well as the horn mix...cheers for the advance!
dig the ik rmx
Excellent - strong release
Russell Pollitt (Defected)
Really cool selection of bits n piece on here... all definitely playable, and destined for a whole heap of plays.
Nice single. Good deep house. Like the IK's remix and the stripped back version.
Great Deep house EP from LMD with plenty of funk. I like the stripped Back Version of 'Always On My Mind' best, it keeps things simple and it works a treat. The Jon Milsom Horn Mix is a good alternative for a fuller arrangement. Inland Knights are also on good form with the infectious funk of their Hustlin' remix. Wil definitely be charting and supporting!
Nice EP!! Like all the mixes...Thnaks!
Liking all mixes... :)
Great EP!! Some really good grooves on this- It's really good to see people thinking outside the box! Many thanks
Nice vibes from the guys, IK do a mix which sounds like one of the old ones from back in the late 90's, good solid house. Fave track is Hustlin (original), just really cool vibey house for getting the floor moving.