Various – Spring Moods Vol 5

May 16, 2016 in Albums

Spring Moods Vol 5 DeepWit RecordingsAlways like to save some of that proper deep goodness for a Sunday night so we’ll close up with this latest in DeepWit’s annual Spring Moods sampler/compilaton series.

Nine tracks on offer, with the emphasis on up-and-coming talent rather than well-known names (though Igor Gonya does make an appearance). Not gonna do the full track-by-track but the dreamy, drifty flotation tank vibes of DJ Ndo-C’s opening Lost Images, with its spoken female psychobabble vocal, pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the album: unhurried, luxuriant late-night deep house grooves are the order of the day generally, though there’s enough variation within that to ensure things don’t get dull. ZaVen’s Bloom has a dubby feel, Hotmode’s Manners sprinkles a little Balearic disco sparkle, while SDJ’s Sky Atlas opts for a slightly more up n’ bouncy approach. Furdak’s 80s-tinged Chasing then closes the album on an ever-so-slightly more uptempo note.

Another essential collection from the Copenhagen crew.

Out: This week

About: You can find DeepWit Recordings herehere and here.

SDJ – Sea View EP

February 22, 2016 in Singles

SDJ Sea View DeepWit RecordingsTo play us out this Sunday night, some very fine deep grooves coming from those ever-reliable providers of the same, Denmark’s DeepWit Recordings.

Three tracks make up the EP. Mantra gets the ball rolling, a laidback, late-night gem that owes more than a little to the classic west coast deep, soulful house sounds of the early 00s, what with its warm, lingering pads and floaty female vocal snips. Sea View itself operates in quite similar territory but perhaps errs a little more to the deep rather than the soulful side of the equation, while finally Think Back is a little pacier in the beats department but is every bit as deep n’ dreamy as the other two, and sports a mighty fine bassline to boot.

Trying to think of any labels that do this kind of uber-deep tackle as well as DeepWit, and I’m seriously struggling* to think of any. Definitely a “heads only” kinda thang this EP, but if that’s you you’re gonna love it, trust.

Out: This week

About: Find DeepWit Recordings herehere and here.

* Best I could do: Greta Cottage Workshop when they’re not being a bit too leftfield/weird, Soulstar/Little Angel but in a more soul-oriented way, or Lucidflow but with a techno slant. And no doubt someone obvious who I’ve forgotten about temporarily and hence have now mortally offended.