December 31, 2014 in Singles
Quite why the label simply known as Deep decided to call their compilation EP series Deop is anyone’s guess – ‘deep operations’, maybe? – but anyway, here’s volume seven, and it kicks off with Chester Code & Ash Traxx’s No Sheeps Allowed, which as well as the aforesaid ovine noises also runs to a neat line in warm bass, snatches of spoken vocal and simple warm, looping synths. It also sets the stall out pretty well for the rest of the EP, with ‘warm, deep and techy’ pretty much applying to all the tracks here. So rather than go into every track one-by-one, I’ll merely call your attention to some particular highlights: Ivan Svara’s broody, twitchy late-night gem No Dual, Matias Carafa’s moody, unhurried Darwin and the closing track by Yeyo, which is a synthified cover (yes, an actual cover, rather than a re-edit, homage track or sample-athon) of Akabu’s Ride The Storm.
With other tracks coming from Javier De Baraja, Nithen, Rodgrigo Vega and Transcient, this another very checkable V/A from Deep, particularly if you like your deep house on the more abstract, cerebral side.
*I’ve never said that. Except just now, obviously. That doesn’t mean it’s not true, though. I’ve never said “The square roof of 17 is 4.12310562562”, either, but it is.