Lost My Dog In 5 Records

Lost My Dog are Pete Dafeet, Ian Straker & Najan Ward. They formed this prolific deep house label in a Loughborough record shop in 2005. Now with 9 years in the game and countless releases from the cream of the deep house crop such at AtJazz, Ian Pooley, Burnski, and Huxley. The crew share 5 definitive records that shaped the labels career.

Lost My Dog’s 5 definitive trax…

1. Rose Roice – Puffyman

A real early one here, this was on our fourth release back in 2005 and I don’t think it’s ever left my bag, or Ian’s. It’s brash on the surface, but the bass and keys tie it all together and it’s devastating on the dance floor. For the spotters out there, Rose Roice now produces under his real name (Timothée Milton) and he had a great release on Mood Music last year – check it!

2. Yse – Bounce Back

This is, and always will be, our official Lost My Dog anthem. Yse is our good friend Ant (he’s also half of Rhythm Plate), and when we first heard this we knew it was going to be huge for us. It’s the Lost My Dog track that people always ask us for; that we always play; and that always gets the best response. The flip of the vinyl release was damn tasty too with two darker and deeper remixes from Burnski.

3. Pete Dafeet – In Flux (Atjazz Remix)

We started Lost My Dog while we were all living in Loughborough, just down the road from Martin ‘Atjazz’ Iveson in Derby, and we were heavily influenced by his releases on local labels like DiY and Mantis. It took a while for us to pluck up the courage and ask him to get involved, but holy crap was it worth the wait! He took my slow deep-houser In Flux and turned it into a bouncing afro monster. Check the full release for the more clubby Sub Dub too.

4. Roland Nights – Til The Morning (Mr. V Main Mix)

A big highlight of ours from last year, we’ve always loved Mr. V’s music and were delighted when he agreed to remix a new track we’d signed from Roland Nights. V came back with an absolute stormer: one of the best sax lines we’d ever heard over a relentless, stripped back groove, it got a load of airplay and ended up as one of Traxsource’s best selling singles of the year. A big thanks to everyone who bought it!

5. Dominic Martin – Homage New Jersey (Giom Remix)

Well we only have one spot left, and we haven’t mentioned Giom or Dominic Martin yet so let’s do them both! Dominic makes house music with real balls, his stuff always works the dance floor but that doesn’t diminish the artistry – his attention to detail is reminiscent of his Glaswegian contemporaries Milton Jackson and HiRO, which is no bad thing! Giom’s music has been on a journey of late, moving from the jacking, Chicago sound he first became known for to the more sultry and deep disco that’s had him recently working with Joey Negro and Toolroom Records. This track was a perfect marriage of their two styles, and was a big hit for us in 2011. And the good news is that both Dominic and Giom will be back on Lost My Dog very soon indeed.

Pete Dafeet (Co-founder of Lost My Dog Records)

Lost My Dog latest release ‘Various Artists – Bone Deep’ out now on Traxsource

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