Submantra & DJ Umbi – One Night EP

October 5, 2014 in Singles

Submantra & DJ Umbi One Night EP Soul DeepartureA four-tracker here from Soul Deeparture that will please those who like it – as the label name suggests! – deep and soulful.

In its original form, One Night itself marries a deep-voiced male vocal and New Jersey-ish keys with skippy beats and a nice squelchy synth b-line, while the Zulu’s At Work Late Night Mix tones down the keys for a more afterhours kinda feel. The other original here, Feel So High, is slightly pacier and rides more straightforward 4/4s, but otherwise retains the classic garage vibe, and comes accompanied by a Dimkal Renaissance Mix that again strips things back, but in this instance retains the sumptuous piano chords.

Proper garage vibes for those that know…

Out: This week

About: You can find Soul Deeparture on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Various – Soul Deeparture In Summer

August 10, 2014 in Albums

Soul Deeparture In SummerOur second compilation of the evening comes from Italy’s Soul Deeparture… a label that I don’t think have featured on TIWWD before, though label owners DJ Umbi and Submantra certainly have.

As you’d expect, both from the name of the label and from those behind it, compared to the Different Attitudes comp below we’re dealing in a more traditional-style, soul-infused take on deep house with this collection. From the label bosses’ opener Everything Has A Meaning (as remixed by Rishi K) onwards, the emphasis is on sultry, slinky vibes, with highlights for yours truly including the Naked-esque, brass-toting swing of Sweet Thinking (Submantra & Umbi again, feat Francesca on vocals), Pavi’s deep, garage-leaning My Perception Of Music (as remixed by Portofino Sunrise) and the more contemporary-style deepness of Jero Nougues’ Castaway with its cavernous production and downpitched male vocal.

Karmine Rosciano’s sparse, jacking remix of Portofino Sunrise’s Burning Baby with its rave-y stabs, and Submantra & Umbi’s closing Bring Back The Drumz provide some welcome tuffer moments but on the whole, this is a treat for those in search of smoother grooves.

Out: This week

About: You can find Soul Deeparture on Soundcloud and Facebook.