Various – The Mix Tape EP

May 17, 2014 in Singles

Mix Tape EP Midnight Social RecordingsAnd the quality deep house vibes keep a-comin’, in this instance in the form of a five-track V/A EP that sees Midnight Social Recordings making their second TIWWD appearance of the week… in part because I’ve just realised I got the release date of the Dee Brown single wrong!

Arthur Den’s Way Things Feel gets the ball rolling, a dubbed-out affair coming laden with all manner of atmospheric synth doodles. Elomak’s brilliantly titled Steve Austin Can Run Faster is a more peaktime, strutty kinda cut that flows and ebbs with plenty of big-room drama and umpteen different vocal snips. Howard Sessions gives us Roots, which nods towards the early prog of labels like Guerrilla while also sporting some Italo-ish analogue synths and a vocal bite from a certain Smooth Touch classic. Lost Pieces’ OK, Party People is a stripped-down and jackin’ afterhours deep houser (and I’m not going to insult your intelligence by telling you which classic vocal gets a run-out on this one!), and then finally TwoQuarters give us Morro, which tops quite driving beats and sweeping synth washes with, first, a mournful “burning in my soul” vocal loop and later a sweet female “got to give you love” line.

If it’s PROPER deep house with a forward-thinking, slightly leftfield twist you’re after, this EP will serve you nicely.

Out: This week

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