Kiano & Below Bangkok – Deep Thoughts [Remixed]

November 1, 2015 in Albums

Kiano & Below Bangkok Deep Thoughts Remixed Ready Mix RecordsTracks from the Croatian duo’s 2014 artist album get remixed by a host of respected deep house producers here, with predictably fine results!

It should be pointed out that this isn’t a ‘remix album’ as such, in the sense that they haven’t taken all of the original album’s 16 tracks, and had each one remixed. Rather, these are the other mixes you’d have gotten hold of had you purchased all four singles from the album – namely Love & Happiness (with remixes from Tom Lown and Pano Manara), Rolling (Bourne, Nico Mendez, Cosmic Cowboys), 49 Steps (Tamandua Twist, Savvas) and In The Heat Of The Night (Ilias Katelanos, Distant Relatives JHB). But just look at that line-up. If you’re a lover of proper underground deep house you’ll be salivating already… I can only add that you’re quite right to do so so!

An unmissable selection of sumptuous deep grooves, with cuts for the floor, cuts for the headphones and not a duff mix in sight.

Out: This week (on general release)

About: This is brought to you by those Canadian stalwarts Ready Mix Records – find ’em on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Jonny Bee – Again & Again

May 16, 2013 in Singles

Jonny Bee Again & Again UM RecordsSome typically high-quality deep house grooves here from New Zealand’s UM Records.

Leading the charge is Again & Again itself, which in its Original form is a lush, luxuriant, late-night affair, with atmospheric, lingering chords, a gently meandering piano top-line, disembodied vox and some lovely rich bass pulsing away underneath; Matty Gillespie then serves up a more obviously ‘dancefloor’ remix with slightly tuffer beats and a more funktifed b-line. You also get two mixes of Apartment 173 – the dubby and sultry but still fairly driving Original, and a more late-night Nico’s Neighbour Next Door Remix – while rounding out the EP is Hypermatik, an afterhours-friendly, eyes-wide-shut kinda groove with a female voice urging you to “get a life”. Or possibly discussing “ghetto life”. Hell, she could even be talking about David Guetta’s laugh, for all I know. Hard to tell.

With UM’s usual high standards applying as I said before, it’s hard to pick a standout here. But if pushed, I think Matty’s rub of the title track just edges it for me, with the uncompromisingly deep Hypermatik coming a close second.

Out: This week

About: You can find UM Records on Soundcloud, on Facebook, or at the website they share with sister label Untitled Music.