A welcome counterpoint to the current deluge of naff deep house, Ben Sun’s music is genuine, finely produced house bliss, with just the right amount of brooding. And it’s clear the London-based Aussie and label boss prizes quality over quantity, having only put out a handful of releases over the last couple of years.
He first turned heads with sublime deep piano-house cut ‘Salty Tears’ on his own label Voyeurhythm and has since released on Delusions of Grandeur, Quintessentials and Royal Oak. Each and every one has been a subtle, cherished gem, whether it’s the analogue synth disco of ‘Path of Non Attachment’, the melodic and sultry cuts on the Love Momentum EP, or the chiming sunniness of the recent ‘Footprints’ (of which you can read our five star review here).
In arguably the best Pelski Podcast yet, Ben Sun offers up a slinky selection of gentle bluesy jazz, aching, slo-mo soul and deep Detroit percussion.
1. Weather Report – Milky Way
2. Gabor Szabo – San Franciscan NIghts (intro)
3. Melvyn Price – Happiness is…
4. James Last – Inner City Blues
5. Alif Tree – Forgotten Places (Moodymann remix)
6. Vakula – Different Tone
7. Mike Grant – The Struggle Of My People
8. KDJ – Moods & Grooves 5
9. Rick Wade – Pimp Factor
10. Ray Parker Junior – I Don’t Think That Man Should Sleep Alone
11. Linkwood – Miles Away
12. Andy Hart – Tokyo Lights
13. Marcos Cabral – 24 Hour Flight
14. Tokiyushi Honda – Lament
15. Quincy Jones – Tell Me a Bedtime Story
16. The Alan Parsons Project – Fall of the House of Usher