Ilias Katelanos & G Dellis – Being Apart [Remixes]

April 24, 2016 in Singles

Ilias Katelanos & G Dellis Being Apart Limitation MusicHeading into seriously deep waters now with this latest offering from Romania’s ever-checkable Limitation Music, which features rerubs of a track first featured on Katelanos’s That Jazz Thing EP.

Four mixes of Being Apart to choose from, and every one a cracker. The Original marries a phat but understated bassline to delicate, high-end percussion, then tops both with jazzy piano, space-y synth washes and the merest hint of fem vox, the end result being a melodic, meandering late-night jam that’d work on the dancefloor or the headphones alike. Label stalwart Addex’s remix is dubbier and more laidback, Christopher Kardek’s has a blissier, more Balearic feel while Savvas tuffens up the drums just half a notch while simultaneously dropping the tempo slightly.

But truth be told, the differences are pretty minor – Being Apart is a top-drawer deep house cut whichever way you spin it.

Out: This week (on general release)

About: Find Limitation Music herehere and here.

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.

Savvas – Between Time

September 5, 2015 in Singles

Savvas Between Time Deep Site RecordingsA four-track EP here from Deep Site Recordings with mixes that’d work in deep and progressive sets alike.

The original version of Between Time has a dreamy, almost Balearic feel but is lent some extra dancefloor oomph thanks to its rave-y bassline. Loz Goddard adds crowd noise and warping, wobbly strings on his slightly more upbeat (in mood if not necessarily in tempo) remix, while Ilias Katelanos’s take is more of a straight-up, less prog-leaning deep house jam. Completing the EP, you then get a trippy, dubbed-out rub from Forteba, complete with added “deep down inside, you need love” soulful male vocals.

Katelanos takes the gold for me, with Forteba not far behind.

Out: This week

About: Find Deep Site Recordings here, here and here.

Savvas – Running Out Of My Heart

June 4, 2015 in Singles

Savvas Running Out Of My Mind Ready Mix RecordsTo start us off tonight, some typically high-quality deep house vibes from Canada’s Ready Mix Records.

Five mixes of Running Out Of My Heart to choose from. The original’s a pulsing midtempo affair with a soulful male “running just as fast as you can” vocal and a Balearic-ish feel overall. Anthony Mea tuffens up the drums and uses the vocal more sparingly, on a mix built with weary 4am dancefloors in mind*. Forteba’s rub is a little more lilting, with shuffly drums, and as such should find favour with those on a “deep and soulful” tip, Pion’s operates in that deep/progressive hinterland and finally Yigit Atilla takes us into proper amniotic, late-night territory.

The Mea rub is working best for me but our old friend Yigit’s not far behind.

Out: This week (on general release)

About: You can find Ready Mix on Soundcloud and Facebook.

* I say that, but obviously I have no idea what Mr Mea had in mind when he was making it. He was mostly thinking about tractors and Hershey bars, for all I know. But you know what I mean.

Savvas – Soultown EP

December 16, 2012 in Singles

Savvas Soultown EP Savoir Faire Musique

Two tracks in four mixes make up this latest essential EP from the ever on-point Savoir Faire Musique.

As is par for the course with SFM, deep house from the soulful/garage-y side of the street is the order of the day. Soultown itself in its original form is a lush, midtempo groover with an atmospheric, cinematic kinda feel, while Soul Minority provide a remix that’s a little bit dreamier still, and that makes more use of the male vocal. What You Need is another atmospheric, midtempo affair with chorused M&F vox reciting the title over lots of long, evolving synths sounds, while Echofusion’s mix with its sax parps, “ooh yeah” vocal inserts and warm bass drops takes us into the late-night driftaway zone, yet is somehow more obviously floor-friendly at the same time.

In fact, the latter mix would be my pick of the whole EP, with the original of Soultown a close second, but it’s all good.

Out: This week

About: You can find Savoir Faire Musique on Facebook and Soundcloud.