Various – Best Of DeepWit Vol 3

May 27, 2015 in Albums

Best of DeepWit Vol 3 DeepWit RecordingsThe more observant among you may have noticed a dearth of DeepWit releases featuring on TIWWD of late. I thought they were on a break; it actually turns out they’d swapped promo systems and my email fell off in transition. Anyway it’s all sorted now… and what better way to catch up than with this third installment in the Danish label’s ‘best of’ comp series?

Even the less observant among you will have noticed I’m a fan of DeepWit’s particular, supremely chilled take on deep house generally, and one look at the talent roster here – which includes the likes of Tony S, Portofino Sunrise, Loz Goddard, Ivan Garci and Angelo Mele – should be enough to tell you that’s unlikely to change with this release. To pick but two cherries from a very fine tree, Demarkus Lewis’s garage-y refix of Agent Libre’s Miles Away would be worth the price of admission on its own, while for dreamy, dubby house vibes you’ll struggle to beat DMP’s Lexion this week.

If deep house from the more laidback end of the spectrum is what you’re looking for, then do yourself a favour and grab a copy of this forthwith.

Out: Last week

About: Find DeepWit Recordings herehere and here.

DMP – I Don’t Stop

December 8, 2014 in Singles

D.M.P. I Don't Stop La PittiAfter a deep house-tastic weekend, let’s kick off the week on a deep techno tip tonight, starting with this very fine three-tracker from Vincenzo De Robertis’s La Pitti Records.

I Don’t Stop itself is up first, a sonorously deep and dubby affair with snatches of spoken female vocal. Pako S & Genny G supply a remix that starts out even deeper and more stripped-back, but then gradually adds ominous rumbling bass and atmospheric synth FX to create something that’s a little less lilting and a lil’ more dramatic. Cybersys, though, sees us safely back in flotation tank mode.

And flotation tank mode is exactly where ya wanna be with this kind of tackle, so the original of the title track and Cybersys can share top honours.

Out: This week

About: You can find La Pitti here, here and here.

DMP – Natural Mystic

May 16, 2014 in Singles

DMP Natural Mystic DeepWit RecordingsAnd speaking of labels who seldom put a foot wrong, here’s the latest from Copenhagen’s ever-checkable purveyors of deep house goodness, DeepWit Recordings.

Two tracks, in a total of four mixes. Natural Mystic itself is a deep n’ dubby affair with Afro-leaning percussion, pads that don’t stop and vaguely sci-fi-ish synths pulsing away on top. Deep Active Sound then serve up a remix that, with its more straight-up 4/4s, is perhaps more readily suited to dancefloor play, albeit the luxuriant production means it’d serve just as well for late-night listening at home.

Over on the flip, Just Believe again flirts with dub tropes, and comes with huge revererating synth sweeps and snatches of whispered male vocal (as well as some female “heys”), while finally label boss Alvaro Hylander’s remix again rides tuffer drums than the original but loses nothing of the atmospheric, 6am feel.

House music to soothe the soul…

Out: This week

About: Find DeepWit Recordings here, here and here.

Tony S – Enough Remixed.

December 15, 2013 in Singles

Tony S Enough Remixed DeepWit RecordingsFour new mixes on offer of this cut from Tony S, something of a TIWWD regular, which was first out in September.

Taking the new rubs one-by-one, then… the simply titled ReEdit is a laidback, dreamy chugger with the “enough of your lies” female vocal echoing and reverberating throughout. The Key Of Tune Remix is a more musical affair sporting some lush piano and parping brass, while a vocoder’s applied to the vocal in the mid-section to lend the track something of a nu-disco feel. The DMP Remix is a more late-night take in a stripped-back, techy kinda way, and then finally the Nuff Said! Remix is a bassy take with a lil’ more dancefloor energy.

If the names involved don’t sound familiar, that’s probably because what I’ve not mentioned so far is that these are the winners of a public remix competition. And if mixes of this quality can come from Joe Bedroom-Producer, then I think we can all breathe just a little more easily about deep house music’s future…

Out: This week

About: This comes on Denmark’s ever-excellent DeepWit Recordings – find ’em on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Variouser and variouser…

December 1, 2013 in Singles

Been absolutely inundated with music this week so here’s just a quick round-up of a few V/A EPs you’d be well advised to check out…

All Night Long Svoque MuziqVarious – All Night Long
We’ll start with this six-artist, six-track sampler from Barcelona’s Svogue Muziq. And a pretty heavyweight line-up it is too, with Carlo Gambino & Al Bradley, Low District, LowLife and Matteo Floris all representing alongside Fabio Carla & Matteo San and Manuel Del Giudice. Expect very fine deep house grooves, often with a techy twist, with Low District’s deep n’ groovy Just Dance the standout for yours truly.

Autumn Air Vol 2 DeepWit RecordingsVarious – Autumn Air Vol 2
Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of Denmark’s DeepWit stable and this latest V/A offering doesn’t disappoint. Focusing on the kind of chilled, uber-deep grooves the label does best, with the emphasis on up-and-coming artists, tracks come from Portofino Sunrise, Adjust, DMP, Reeggo and Mr P, with standouts for me including the stripped n’ saxy late-night garaahge of Reeggo’s Raisin N’ Peach, and DMP’s blissed-out Lexion.

Dive Into Illusion Les Folies DigitalesVarious – Dive Into Illusion EP
A three-artist, three-track sampler here from Zurich’s Les Folies Digitales label. Allgoritmika’s Todo Meu Amor marries crisp tech-house beats with a positively rude bassline and snatches of attitude-y vocal, Space Dive by Frank Fonema is a laidback nu-disco/Balearic funker, and Rino Buttice’s Mere Illusion is a minimal-influenced affair, all delicate stuttering rhythms and synthy atmospherics. It’s only the label’s second-ever release so show some love!