Various – Twisted Artists Vol 4

October 10, 2015 in Singles

Twisted Artists Vol 4 GartenhausMore excellent deep house bizniss on this latest EP in Danish imprint Gartenhaus’s Twisted Artists series.

The emphasis here is on new talent, with SoKool & Mr Schug, Borka & The Gang, Strung Fellows, White Tiger and Swark lining up alongside Nadia Popoff and Frank Donner. But while the names may be unfamiliar, there’s no need to fret about the quality on offer: with cuts ranging from SoKool & Mr Schugs’s trippy-but-mellow Lost Chords to Strung Fellow’s bumpin’, dubby Global Pleasures and Donner’s struttin’, twitchy Movin’, deep and tech house lovers of many micro-persuasions will find plenty to enjoy here.

Out: This week

About: Gartenhaus can be found on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Frank Donner – I Know What You’re Thinking EP

April 19, 2014 in Singles

Frank Donner I Know Groove OnA cool three-tracker here from George Morel’s Groove On imprint.

I Know What You’re Thinking itself is up first, an atmospheric, techy groove with stop-start drums, one hell of a bass drone and a half-sung, half-whispered male vocal. So Many Days is a more melodic, almost proggy affair with bursts of sax and snatches of quite poppy vox, but the track that caught my ears the most is This Brother, which starts out as a jackin’ tech groove, adds sumptuous, euphoric keys and then teases in a two-line vocal bite from Tone Loc’s 80s hiphop party classic Funky Cold Medina.

On paper, This Brother sounds like a right old mish-mash. On the soundsystem, though, it sounds like an end-of-night anthem in the making…

Out: This week

About: You can find George and chums grooving on Soundcloud and Facebook.