Karmine Rosciano – Sending My Love

November 24, 2013 in Singles

Karmine Rosciano Sending My Love EP Deep Site VinylizedSome blissed-out vibes on this EP coming from that place where nu disco, Balearica and deep house intertwine.

In its Original form, Sending My Love itself is all 80s-sounding drums, wukka-wukking funky geetar and shimmering synths, topped in the second half by yearnsome female vocals. Alex Neivel’s remix goes down a housier route, while Vincenzo’s is loose, laidback and lazily funky. And then rounding out the EP is bonus cut With You, another spangled nu disco nugget that’s actually my pick of the bunch.

For fans of Nang, Bearfunk, Melodica, etc.

Out: This week

About: This comes on Deep Site Vinylized, part of Croatia’s Deep Site Recordings family who you can find on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Alex Neivel & DJ Schwa – Le Clan EP

June 9, 2012 in Singles

Alex Neivel DJ Schwa Le Clan EP Large Music

Better known as Shades Of Gray, here this Czech duo make an appearance on Chicago’s legendary Large Music with a three-track EP under their own names.

Anything You Like gets the ball rolling, an unhurried, chuggy deep house groover with some great fat squelchy-bordering-on-acid bass and a slightly trippy feel overall. Le Clan features slightly tuffer beats but they contrast nicely with a jaunty, jazzy feel as the track progresses, complete with ever-so-Francais spoken vocal samples. The standout of the EP for me though is Perculator [sic], as the Prague boys team up with vocalist David Bowles for a very respectable (albeit misspelled) cover of the Cajmere classic that’s somewhat deeper and groovier than the original, but works very well indeed.

But don’t take my word for it: Czech it out for yourselves!

Out: This week

About: Large Music live here, and you can also find them here (Soundcloud) and here (Facebook).

PS: I’m sorry about the crap ‘Czech’ joke, I can’t help myself sometimes. Just think what my poor girlfriend has to put up with!

PPS: And if it’s any consolation, at least it was slightly less tenuous than the ‘bouncing Czechs’ one I had in mind…