An underrated house compilation, Black Havana was released in 1989 on Capitol Records with executive production from Kenny Ortiz (who co-produced that amazing La Rue record). The compilation features more tropical and latin-infused productions from some of the greatest names in house music at the time including Larry Heard, Blaze, David Morales, and Mantronik. A6 “Do It Steady” by Vice Versa is a sort of dancehall-leaning downtempo house track laced with suggestive samples and one seriously fat bassline. B5 “Twilight” by Trio Zero is an alias of Larry Heard and has that infectious melodic sensibility that we know from the Chicago deep house legend, but also doesn’t sound anything like his other productions with a more straightforward drum pattern, steel drums, and ’80s guitars. It’s great, and like many of the tracks on this compilation, doesn’t appear on any other release other than this compilation.
Recommended – A6 Vice Versa – Do It Steady, B5 Trio Zero– Twilight, B1 Sound Factory– Cuban Gigolo
Tags: Compilation / Dance / Deep House / Latin