Various – Deop Vol 7: Winter 2015 Edition

December 31, 2014 in Singles

Deop Vol 7 Winter 2015 EditionIf there’s one thing there just aren’t enough of, it’s deep and tech house compilations that start with the sound of baa-ing sheep. I’ve always said that*.

Quite why the label simply known as Deep decided to call their compilation EP series Deop is anyone’s guess – ‘deep operations’, maybe? – but anyway, here’s volume seven, and it kicks off with Chester Code & Ash Traxx’s No Sheeps Allowed, which as well as the aforesaid ovine noises also runs to a neat line in warm bass, snatches of spoken vocal and simple warm, looping synths. It also sets the stall out pretty well for the rest of the EP, with ‘warm, deep and techy’ pretty much applying to all the tracks here. So rather than go into every track one-by-one, I’ll merely call your attention to some particular highlights: Ivan Svara’s broody, twitchy late-night gem No Dual, Matias Carafa’s moody, unhurried Darwin and the closing track by Yeyo, which is a synthified cover (yes, an actual cover, rather than a re-edit, homage track or sample-athon) of Akabu’s Ride The Storm.

With other tracks coming from Javier De Baraja, Nithen, Rodgrigo Vega and Transcient, this another very checkable V/A from Deep, particularly if you like your deep house on the more abstract, cerebral side.

Out: Today

About: Deep is part of the Liquid Music stable, and can be found here and here.

*I’ve never said that. Except just now, obviously. That doesn’t mean it’s not true, though. I’ve never said “The square roof of 17 is 4.12310562562”, either, but it is.

Transcient – Labyrinth

July 1, 2013 in Singles

Transcient Labyrinth DeepSome very cool, very deep grooves now from the Miami-based label simply called Deep.

UK producer Transcient is the man at the controls and he serves up four very fine cuts, aided and abetted by Dexter Ford and Meloder. Labyrinth itself ain’t nothin’ but a headnoddin’ groove with spacey synths fluttering away quietly on top, Lara’s Theme is a slightly more bouncy, floor-friendly deep houser, Shake That (as remixed by Ford) is a more atmospheric piece that suddenly introduces quite a dark and twisted bassline halfway through, and then finally We Are The Same (as remixed by Meloder) is a dubby, lazy number that’ll work on late floors and on the headphones alike.

Excellent stuff all round, but the title cut just pips it for me.

Out: This week

About: Deep is part of the Liquid Music stable and you can find out all you need to know about the label here.