Jelly For The Babies & MockBeat – Stuck In A Loop EP

July 5, 2015 in Singles

Jelly For The Babies & MockBeat Stuck In A Loop EP Submarine VibesMore very fine deep grooves on this latest from Bosnia’s ever-excellent Submarine Vibes.

In its Original form, Stuck In A Loop is a midpaced deep house groover with a funky-assed bassline, a nagging, almost proggy synth riff and a downpitched spoken male vocal (“they say times have changed, and I haven’t, but that’s not true”). The man like Rishi K then supplies a more stripped-back, slightly more ‘up’ refix that largely dispenses with the proggier overtones, while the Viel Remix takes us more clearly into the late-night, post-club zone.

Whichever mix you plump for, this is the kind of tackle that’ll serve your dancefloor jiggin’ and sofa-based headnoddin’ needs equally well… and with Rishi’s rub edging towards the former and Viel’s towards the latter, you can’t really go wrong.

Out: This week

About: You can find Submarine Vibes on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

MockBeat – Should’ve Known

January 30, 2015 in Singles

MockBeat Should've Known Submarine VibesSarajevo’s Submarine Vibes made their first appearance on this blog with their From The Bottom Of The Ocean… compilation only last month. That album impressed, as did a single from Jelly For The Babies a few weeks back. But this latest offering is frankly just STUPIDLY good.

Three mixes of Should’ve Known to choose from. The original starts out with simple, warm kicks, wobbly organs and birdsong. A looping female “should’ve known from the start” vocal and a phat, hip-swaying bassline then join the party, followed by raw piano chords and then, at around the two-minute mark, some cheeky/jaunty synth bleeps. If you’re a lover of more traditional deep house/garage sounds, you’re gonna love this!

But the fun doesn’t stop there. The Tommy Mc Remix strips out some of the atmospherics, ditches the birdsong and bleeps, brings the piano to the fore and, most importantly, adds a ton of ruff, 2015-style bass, while the Night Creatures Remix, by way of complete contrast, drops the tempo by a few BPM and transforms the track into a thing of late-night, zoned-out beauty.

Not picking a fave here, I’m loving all three, not least because that sultry vocal is sheer class, even if it is only one line. MORE PLEASE!

Out: This week

About: Find Submarine Vibe on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.