Santiago Santamaria – All Around EP

July 6, 2014 in Singles

Santiago Santamaria All Around EP Deep Site RecordingsArgentina’s Santiago Santamaria has featured on TIWWD on several occasions, with releases on UM Records, Savoir Faire and Plastik People. Now he adds Deep Site Recordings to his CV with this two-track/four-mix EP.

All Around itself is, in its original form, a late-night deep house instrumental, with enough energy in the beats to keep bodies moving but enough space in the production and enough musicality in the synth washes, gently fluttering flute and barely-there female sighs to keep the sofa surfers happy too. Jero Nougues then gives us a remix that tuffens up the beats somewhat and adds some ker-razy parpin’ jazz sax, making this rub the more obvious choice for dancefloor play. It’s a similar story with G’s House: the original’s a lush, late-night affair reminiscent of vintage Strobe material, while the Tom Noir Remix takes the track’s gorgeous, sumptuous chords and sticks more driving beats underneath.

In both cases it’s the original rubs that do it best for me, but the more energetic refixes are certainly useful to have, making this yet another winner from the Croatian stable.

Out: This week

About: Find Deep Site Recordings on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.