Cecyl – Forever EP

August 2, 2014 in Singles

Cecyl Forever Keep It ZenMore tuff, driving house grooves on this fine EP from Keep It Zen, although despite the higher tempo this is a deeper, less techy proposition than the Arch44 release below.

Four mixes of Forever to choose from. The Original ain’t nothin’ but a heads-down deep house groove, drums bass and organ stabs being the whole story until the 3:45 mark, at which point snippets of soulful male vocal and some piercing top-end synths join the party. The Mr KS Remix isn’t hugely different, if I’m being honest, while James Barnsley’s Dub Mix doesn’t take much explaining except to say that it’s got almost a tribal feel in parts. But the Julian M Schenkin St Remix does flip the script somewhat, with its added dusty breakbeats and middle eastern sounds.

It’s still the Original that works best to these ears, though.

Out: This week

About: You can find Keep It Zen on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Gesus LPZ – Off

June 29, 2013 in Singles

Gesus LPZ Off Deep8A useful, tracky lil’ deep/tech houser now courtesy of Gesus LPZ.

The original is a midtempo groover that combines the insistent, rolling percussion of tech-house with warmer, more musical sounds, and that will sound great on outdoor systems this summer. Terry Vernixx supplies a dubbier, more heads-down rub that’s oriented more towards warehouses and afterparties, while finally James Barnsley also goes deeper on his Off The Lead Remix and adds a little garage-y flava for good measure.

Mixes to suit a range of floors/times/moods then, which is always good.

Out: This week

About: This one comes on London’s Deep8 – here’s the website, Facebook and Soundcloud links you’ll be wanting.