Greenfish – Pouse Harty

December 29, 2015 in Singles

Greenfish Pouse Harty Ready Mix RecordsDoing my best to get back into ‘work’ mode after the Xmas break but it’s not easy! So there are still a few bits from last week I need to tell y’all about, starting with this latest offering from Ready Mix Records.

Four mixes of Pouse Harty to choose from. The original’s quite a stripped-back, almost minimal deep/tech houser predicated around a simple hip-shaking rhythm, bubblin’ bass and diva vocal snips, all of which are accompanied by a treated male voice saying – well, actually I’m pretty sure he’s not saying the name of Scottish football team Stenhousemuir, but now I’ve heard it as that…

As for the remixes, David Kassi takes us down a deeper, warmer, smoother road with a beefier bassline and some nice understated chords, Deep Active Sound get dubbed-out and a lil’ bit wonky for small hours floors, while finally SLP up the dub ante (in the reggae sense) on their skankin’ Club Mix.

Kassi’s rub takes the gold for me, with SLP not far behind.

Out: Now on Beatport, everywhere else from Monday

About: Find Ready Mix Records on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Yigit Atilla – Neverending

October 25, 2015 in Singles

Yigit Atilla Neverending Ready Mix RecordsSeeing as it’s Sunday night, let’s end on a deeper tip in the company of that ever-reliable provider of deep house goodness, Yigit Atilla.

There are three mixes of Neverending to choose from. In its Original form, it’s a sumptuous, lightly prog-tinged instrumental with nice warm, solid kicks, nagging Rhodes and a blissed-out, end-of-night/sofa surfing feel overall.  The Greenfish Remix is much more stripped-down and dubby, while Spanish producer Hraach brings us a remix also opts for a dub bassline but retains the smooth, mellifluous feel of the original.

In fact, it’s Hraach’s rub that for me is the standout of an admittedly fine set all round.

Out: This week on Beatport, everywhere else from 2 November.

About: This is brought to you by Ready Mix Records, who as ever can be found on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Greenfish – Sweetness EP

October 10, 2015 in Singles

Greenfish Sweetness EP Deep ClicksFloor-friendly deep house grooves here courtesy of Spanish label Deep Clicks.

In its Original form, Sweetness is quite a lively affair by deep house standards and sports fragments of spoken female vocal (“the power to turn you on,” I think she’s saying), an understated warping bassline and nice crisp kicks, while Deephope’s accompanying Dub Mix takes things deeper and, well, dubbier. The other original track featured is the more soulfully inclined Turn Me On, which comes complete with a drifty, late-night rub from David Devilla & Elisabeth Aivar.

The remixes just nudge it for me in both instances, but to be fair this is good stuff all round.

Out: This week

About: Find Deep Clicks here, here and here.

Phasen – Hang On A Second

August 25, 2015 in Singles

Phasen Hang On A Second Unrivaled MusicLet’s finish in deeper house waters with this latest from Florida’s Ryan ‘Phasen’ Parmer, a name that should be familiar to TIWWD readers by now thanks to previous releases (either solo or with sometime partner-in-crime Refurb) on UM Records, What Happens, Blackroom, Haute Musiqe, 5 And Dime and more.

Just the two mixes of Hang On A Second to choose from. On the A, the original is all lightly rolling beats with an almost rain-like feel, sumptuous garage-y chords and, in the midsection only, a filtered/muted male voice intoning the title repeatedly. The remix comes from another familiar name, Greenfish, who opts for deep tribal beats, the tiniest of vocal snips and an overall ‘5am in NYC’ kinda vibe.

Liking both mixes here but I think Greenfish’s rub just nudges it.

Out: This week

About: This comes on Unrivaled Music, which as I’m sure you know is now part of the Krafted Music stable and can also be found on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Phil Maher – I Need Ya

April 27, 2015 in Singles

Phil Maher I Need Ya UM RecordsIt’s a case of ‘pick your mix’ with this latest from scene stalwarts UM Records.

The Original version of I Need Ya, you see, is as ‘accessible’ a cut as we’ve heard from the Kiwi stable to date. With a soulful male vocal, nice muted pianos and a firm grasp of big room dynamics, it’s a track that’s got the potential to reach outside the deep house ghetto – who knows, maybe even into the mainstream charts. But for ‘da headz’, greater satisfaction is likely to come from the remixes. Greenfish tones down the original’s peaktime elements to provide a deeper pass that really lets those keys come into their own, but the killer for me is DJ Deeka’s remix, which ups the pace just a smidgeon, applies the vocal more sparingly and adds some lovely, lingering pads and nice squelchy synth-string stabs.

Your Love Is, a ‘deep and soulful’ house jam with both male and female vocal elements – think vintage Naked/Om and Ibiza beach bars – completes a solid package.

Out: This week

About: You can find UM Records here, here and here.

Greenfish – Lovestruck

November 28, 2014 in Singles

Greenfish Lovestruck Haute MusiqueMore sultry, sumptuous deep house grooves here courtesy of Canada’s Haute Musique.

In its original form, Lovestruck is classic-style deep house with a distinctly Heard-esque sound palette, albeit with thoroughly contemporary-sounding, twitchy percussion. Evegeny’s Cinematic Mix doesn’t do much that different but somehow feels ‘bigger’, while Jero Nougues beefs up the kicks somewhat for a more obviously floor-friendly pass.

Not picking a fave here, all three mixes are great!

Out: This week on Beatport, everywhere else from 8 December.

About: Find Haute Musique here.

Greenfish – Early Birds

November 1, 2014 in Singles

Greenfish Early Birds UM RecordsSome typically classy deep house grooves from UM Records to kick us off tonight.

In its original form, Early Birds is a laidback, dubby groover with a sub-aquatic, opium den kinda feel. The Phasen Remix beefs up the drums for the dancefloor somewhat and brings the funky guitar licks a little more the fore, while Yigit Atilla strips out the atmospherics and leaves us with a very late night, headnoddin’ pass centred on the lazily rolling beats and barely-there vocal fragments. Rounding out the EP is Late Night Caffee [sic], which is just a BPM or two pacier than the title cut but has a similarly languid, drifty feel overall, and some killer sci-fi/space disco stabs to boot.

Top quality stuff, but then we expect no less from UM!

Out: This week

About: You can find UM Records here, here and here.

Beat Factory – Watch Your Back

October 12, 2014 in Singles

Beat Factory Watch Your Back Color House RecordsAnother label make their TIWWD debut… in this case it’s Hungary’s Color House Records. However, while the label may be new here the artist certainly isn’t, with Beat Factory being an alias for none other than BiG AL Ghandour, of ReadyMix Records fame.

Three mixes of Watch Your Back to choose from. In its original form, an American male voice outlines the benefits and historical inevitability of socialism atop a backing consisting of twitchily rolling beats, wobbly synth-bass and various bleepy FX. The Greenfish Remix heads down an even deeper, sparser route, while the Rishi K Remix sees the San Francisco-based producer revisiting that prog-leaning style of deepness that we used to hear from him a lot, but don’t quite so much recently.

Liking all three mixes but if pushed I’d have to go with Greenfish…

Out: This week

About: You can find Color House Records (est: 2013) on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Spennu – Deep It Right EP

March 15, 2014 in Singles

Spennu Deep It Right EP Haute MusiqueAnother one that’s been on Beatport for a couple of weeks but is only just getting a full release is this two-track, five-mix EP from Spennu, AKA Sezer Uysal.

The title track in its Original form is a classic-style deep house dancefloor groover, with quite busy drums, a fat n’ funky b-line, jaunty piano chords and a sampled, spoken inspirational vocal. Greenfish’s remix is sparser and more stripped-down, while the Kirby remix (my pick of a fine bunch) looks to vintage New Jersey for inspiration. I Could Not, meanwhile, is a more contemporary-style, bassy deep houser which is then given a rather lovely late-night makeover by Portofino Sunrise.

With mixes to suit deep house DJs of a range of micro-persuasions, this is one you’d be a fool not to check. Do you hear me? A fool.

Out: This week (see above)

About: This comes to you courtesy of a label I don’t think have featured on TIWWD for a while, Big Al Ghandour’s Haute Musique. Find ’em on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Greenfish – Sundown

November 13, 2013 in Singles

Greenfish Sundown Haute MusiqueIt’s been a long day but just time to tell you before the clock strikes midnight and bloggers turn into pumpkins* about this deep n’ groovy lil’ number from Hungarian producer Kovy Máté (hope I’ve got those accents right), AKA Greenfish.

In its original form, Sundown is a unhurried chugger with plenty of nice fat bass, slightly proggy overtones in places and fragments of disembodied female vocal. “A head-nodding deep house experience” is how the hype sheet describes it, and I wouldn’t argue with that! Over on the B, the Portofino Sunrise Slap Dub Remix brings the vocal to the fore and adds some killer slap bass, taking us on an even deeper, dubbier ride that just pips the original to these ears.

A very solid bet for warm-up play and sofa-surfing sessions.

Out: This week (general release, it’s been out on Beatport for two weeks but I was busy two weeks ago!)

About: This is number 10 from Haute Musique, which is Canadian main man Adel ‘Big AL’ Ghandour’s new label… find ’em on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

*This totally happens. It is a scientific fact.