Kiano & Below Bangkok – Deep Thoughts [Remixed]

November 1, 2015 in Albums

Kiano & Below Bangkok Deep Thoughts Remixed Ready Mix RecordsTracks from the Croatian duo’s 2014 artist album get remixed by a host of respected deep house producers here, with predictably fine results!

It should be pointed out that this isn’t a ‘remix album’ as such, in the sense that they haven’t taken all of the original album’s 16 tracks, and had each one remixed. Rather, these are the other mixes you’d have gotten hold of had you purchased all four singles from the album – namely Love & Happiness (with remixes from Tom Lown and Pano Manara), Rolling (Bourne, Nico Mendez, Cosmic Cowboys), 49 Steps (Tamandua Twist, Savvas) and In The Heat Of The Night (Ilias Katelanos, Distant Relatives JHB). But just look at that line-up. If you’re a lover of proper underground deep house you’ll be salivating already… I can only add that you’re quite right to do so so!

An unmissable selection of sumptuous deep grooves, with cuts for the floor, cuts for the headphones and not a duff mix in sight.

Out: This week (on general release)

About: This is brought to you by those Canadian stalwarts Ready Mix Records – find ’em on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Bourne – Fake Illusions EP

June 21, 2014 in Singles

Bourne Fake Illusions EP Ready Mix RecordsHeading into deeper pastures now with this three-track, six-mix EP from Bourne on the ever-checkable Ready Mix Records.

Fake Illusions itself is supplied in two mixes, the squelchy Original with its vague hints of Latin disco, and a far deeper (and to these ears far more satisfying) rub from Yigit Atilla. Eyes Wide Open is a slower, more abstract/near-ambient piece supplied in just the one mix. The real treat there though is After A Rainy Night. The original sits somewhere between cosmic disco and the deepest of progressive house, label boss BiG AL’s refix moves us more firmly into house territory, but the standout of the whole EP is the BD Tom Remix – proper late-night driftaway bliss.

All told, then, there’s a bit of a mix of styles but for the deep house connoisseurs, it’s Atilla’s mix of Fake Illusions and BD Tom’s take on …Rainy Night that make this unmissable.

Out: This week

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Various – Spring Moods Vol 3

April 16, 2014 in Singles

DeepWit Spring Moods 3Another label who can pretty much always be relied on to come up with the deep house goods are Denmark’s DeepWit. Here, they bring us the third in what’s now their annual series of spring samplers.

It’s a pretty varied affair, as well. Dee C’rell’s Edif’s Tale kicks things off on a dusty, downtempo tip, before Bourne’s ambient/prog-tinged Feelings Are Weapons moves us into the very deepest of house territory. Distortion Inc’s Thinking Of You is in a similar vein to the Bourne cut but with more floor-friendly beats, before Jarquin & Cano serve up what for me is the EP’s finest moment, the sultry, afterhours groove that is El Deep. Fellow Dane Tim Andresen then brings the EP to a close with the laidback, late-night vibes of Can You Feel It.

That’s quite a lot of musical ground to cover in a mere five-track EP, but the collected talents gathered here pull it off with aplomb.

Out: This week

About: Find DeepWit Recordings here, here and here