Deep Spelle – InHouse EP

January 16, 2016 in Singles

Deep Spelle InHouse EP DeepWit RecordingsWe kick off tonight in (very) deep house territory, as Deep Spelle serves up the latest in DeepWit’s artist-focused InHouse series of EPs.

Five tracks make up the EP: three originals, plus Deep Spelle’s remixes of two tracks by other artists. Taking the originals first, Wet Road (feat Gee) starts out with deep tribal drums and heads even deeper, with a LARGE but muted dub bassline, pads that go on forever and cut-up snatches of sweet fem vox. Everyboy’s Smiling is a little livelier and more overtly floor-friendly, albeit it’d still be one for warm-up or end-of-night play, but the standout among Deep Spelle’s own cuts is The Way You Treat Me feat Jon Juster, a delicate, haunting, garage-leaning affair with mournful sax and a barely-there “I love the way you kiss me” female vocal… look up ‘gorgeous’ in an encyclopaedia and you’ll find a picture of this record!

Moving on to the remixes, the Deep Spelle Back To The 80s Remix of Sumsuch’s Chop Shop is the paciest cut on the EP – though still a laidback, late-night affair by most labels’ standards – and features that familiar “In the 70s, melodies were ruling the world. In the 80s, grooves are ruling the world” spoken vocal, while finally the Jeff Fontaine & Deep Spelle Remix of Proj3kt Dharma’s Forgotten By The Universe is a chuggy lil’ deep houser with a dreamy, drifty feel overall and a man and woman babbling about space by way of a vocal.

The Way You Treat Me takes the gold, but truth be told there’s not a duff cut in sight – this is a superb EP from one of the best deep house labels in the game, so go seek!

Out: This week

About: As ever, you can find DeepWit Recordings herehere and here.

Sumsuch – Chop Shop

August 10, 2012 in Singles

Sumsuch Chop Shop DeepWit

Can everyone stop calling their records Chop Shop, please? I nearly didn’t review this, cos I got it muddled up with Toob’s Chop Shop 2 EP that was out a couple of weeks ago… glad I realised the error of my blonde, easily confused ways, though, cos it turns out to be another fine slab of deep house from the ever-dependable DeepWit.

Actually, that said… this is also something of a departure for the label, going a little further down the tech/prog route than the uber-deep tackle we know and love ’em for, at least on the Original and Disclosure Project mixes. But rest assured the usual high quality standards apply. The real treat though is Deep Spelle’s Back To The ’80s Remix, which adds a spoken, sampled vocal (“In the ’70s, melody ruled the world… in the ’80s, GROOVES are ruling the world), and is more ‘typically DeepWit’.

For which read, typically ace. Acquire.

Out: This week

About: Find DeepWit here, here and here (web, Facebook, Soundcloud)

SumSuch – My Keepsake

June 30, 2011 in Singles

First thing I’ve had through in a while from Etoka, as far as I can recall, but there’s no let-up in quality from the Liverpudlian deep/tech house imprint here.

You get six tracks in all on this EP, with three mixes apiece of the title track and Underwear Model. Alvaro Hylander’s deeper, groovier take on the latter wins out over the more soundscape-y/abstract Original and Harold Heath rubs, for me, and indeed is probably my fave cut on the whole EP, while as for the mixes of My Keepsake itself, it’s Mr Heath’s time to shine, though the Mr Cenzo and Leigh Morgan mixes ain’t half bad either.
Out: This week on Beatport only, then everywhere else in four weeks’ time
About: Find out more about the excellent Etoka stable here.