Audio Units, Hamza & Omanu – Space Dust

November 28, 2015 in Singles

Hamza, Audio Units & Omanu Space Dust DeepWit RecordingsMore quality deep house vibes here, coming from those ever-reliable providers of such, Denmark’s DeepWit Recordings.

Four mixes of Space Dust to choose from. The original’s a dreamaway late-night throbber with female vocal snips, rolling drums, warm percussion, space-y synths (of course) and just a hint of Detroit-t synth-strings in the mid-section. First up to to the remix plate is Finest Wear, who gives us a more floor-friendly rub, though you’d still be talking early doors or very late play. Pat Lezizmo also ups the tempo slightly while retaining more of the Original’s ‘lost in space’ feel, while finally Niclas With Attitude comes with a stripped-back, slightly techier pass.

To be honest, thought, the differences between the mixes here are fairly minor – this is a ‘proper’ deep house bomb whichever way you slice it!

Out: This week

About: Find DeepWit Recordings herehere and here.

Jero Nougues – No Going Back

July 12, 2015 in Singles

Jero Nougues No Going Back DeepWitSome nice dreamy deep house vibes to kick us off tonight from Argentinian wunderkind Jero Nougues.

Four mixes of No Going Back to choose from. In its original form it’s a spangly, drifty deep houser built for warm-up or very late play. Audio Units’ remix is a little more driving in the beats department and hence a more obvious bet for floor play, Ivan Garci strips away some of the layered atmospherics on his slightly tuffer pass and finally the Venntaur Remix takes us into chunkier, prog-leaning territory and adds a hint of acid.

Garci and Audio Units will have to share top honours with this one.

Out: This week

About: This is brought to you by Denmark’s ever-dependable DeepWit, who you can find here, here and here.

Audio Units – FunkHaus EP

March 12, 2015 in Singles

Audio Units Funkhaus EP Colour In MusicStaying with the deep house vibes now we have this two-track, four-mix EP from Portugal’s Colour In Music.

Funkhaus itself, in its original form, sits somewhere between deep house and nu-disco/nu-boogie with its squelchy analogue bass, spangly synths and snatches of soulful male vocal. Definitely something of a poolside/beach feel to this one, but the accompanying Jakobin & Domino Remix is strictly for the club floors, ideally circa 3-4am when the ‘tourists’ have gone home and the heads are settling in for the long haul. The other original cut, Soulblunt, is in its Original form a slab of squelchy, breakbeat’ed house-funk, before along comes the Lancaster Remix with its rolling hand percussion and more extensive use of the disco-y female vocal bites to take the track to the more funky/soulful house floors.

Solid stuff all round but it’s the J&D remix of Funkhaus that takes the gold.

Out: This week on Beatport, everywhere else from next week.

About: Find Colour In Music on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Audio Units – Sample The Example

June 20, 2012 in Singles

Audio Units Sample The Example

The digital DJ debate continues, as on this latest from Al Bradley’s long-running 3am, an unnamed speaker vents his spleen at all the haters who diss fellow DJs for using Traktor, Serato etc… but gives those DJs who ARE using Traktor, Serato but AREN’T doing it properly something of a wake-up call as well. “As long as you can rock a party, that’s what it’s about,” is pretty much the case put forward.

Now, I’m not getting bogged down in that whole argument here, for many reasons… perhaps we’ll discuss it another time but right now all you need to know is, this track rocks.

For me, it’s the Full Vox Mix that works best, for sheer tongue-in-cheek value if nowt else (“If you’re a new DJ, learn your fucking history. That’s why the older DJs are gettin’ mad at y’all… y’all don’t know shit!”). But there’s no shortage of less vocal-centric remixes. James Silk’s rub is his trademark high-quality, old skool-leaning deepness and the Ruben F Ghetto Mix takes us into techier territory with firing 909s to jack-jack-jack your body, while label boss Al Bradley’s 3am Deep Dub is a spaced-out, head-mangled affair that shouldn’t really take much explaining.

Like I said, all you need to know is this rocks – in whichever mix you go for. And if a track rocks a party, that’s what it’s about!

Out: This week

About: This week, you can mostly find 3am Recordings on Facebook and Soundcloud.