Deepinradio New Treats (Week_10_2018)
Written by deepinradio.com on 06/03/2018
Tidy Daps – Special Groove EP (Oh So Coy Records)
Our relationship with Tidy Daps goes way back.
We love their unique take on house that stands out from the crowd.
The EP opens with the title track – a bouncy, cheeky slice of house full of groove and chunk. The instrumental cut loses the vocal and takes a colder, starker vibe. Closing off is Rolling which is a more melodic take with great spoken vocals and key work.
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Global Release date: 16/03/2018
Nadja Lind & Riccicomoto – We Are Boss EP (Lucidflow Records)
It feels like it was inevitable. After guesting on the label to great acclaim over the last few years, Enrico Regini teams up with label co-owner Nadja Lind for Lucidflow release #152 ‘We Are Boss’. A lavish package, the EP spreads out over five tracks of collaboration and complimentary alternate takes.
What you will find fascinating is listening to the two distinctive styles at work. Take ‘We Are Boss’ for example. Enrico’s “Dub Session” version carries his trademark orchestral soundtrack style, where classical instrumentation dominates the stage. Vocal snippets, piano, guitar licks, all bustle to the front, edging their way to prominence to the backbone dub undertones. Nadja’s “East End Dub” take is more understated, snaking its way along in a fluid motion. Here, the supporting hypnotic flavours are allowed to dominate, wrapping around you in wisps of smoke.
Flip over to ‘We Are Slaves’ and you’ll find Nadja taking her time to build a driving groove that introduces looping layers of intensity on the “Touch Down Dub”. It is nagging and insistent, with the brief breakdown being the one concession it allows you before tumbling onwards to its conclusion. In contrast, on the “Gesprengte Ketten Dub”, Enrico retains the fidgety bassline but works Hans Zimmer-esque piano both forwards and in reverse. Both have their moments – taut tension versus rubberish flexibility.
Finally, ‘Dychotomie’ finishes off the release in whimsical fashion, the “Riccicomoto Bipolar Session” easing along with whipcracking claps perforating the smooth undertones. It feels like an almost forgotten recollection of an end of night house track, a 4am resolution.
‘We Are Boss’ will be available on 2nd April 2018 from the usual digital stockists.
Jeffrey Tice – Chromatic (Harmonious Discord Records)
Once Again, My Friend
Once Again, My Friend (PointBender Remix)
Last Dance For Dionysus
For many people, the rich tapestry we experience is a mixture of shades, hues, and palates that paint a vibrant and ever-changing outlook of our world and its changes. For Jeffrey Tice much of that tapestry is undefined. Born color blind, Jeffrey interprets art through a restricted lens. That has not stopped him from loving and appreciating the diversity of the world. Jeffrey’s music bursts with color, defying uniformity. A mainstay on the Harmonious Discord imprint, Jeffrey’s sound has evolved to encompass his many years of experience living in Austin and San Francisco, within two of the most vibrant music communities in the country. Chromatic is a five-selection project that weaves through intricate shapes and colors with common uplifting themes and progressions.
Chromatic lifts spirits and moves feet with perfectly tempered, well-intentioned grooves. Jeff decided to use a TB-303 throughout most of the EP, carefully distinguishing its use in each selection. In “Chromatic,” the 303 sits on top of perfectly placed melodies and collides with ever-ascending energy. “Haruspex” opens with dulcet synths and quickly drops into a proper dance floor rhythm. Tones rumble and dance as the song builds. Keeping the vibe light but the precision exact, “Haruspex” drives us deeper into the chromatic scape. “Once Again, My Friend” changes the mood with a rough-edged acid creeper. Packed with intensity and nostalgia-inspired vocal work Jeff offers a driving rendition certain to spark foot movement. Label front-man PointBender joins the project to offer a different take on the acid journey. In normal ‘bender fashion, the remix offers similar roughness with a smooth interplay of bass and synthesizer construction. The remix culminates in a melodic reprise of colliding synthesis amid blurred vocal abstraction and driving percussion. “Last Dance for Dionysus” closes the EP with class. Percussion-filled and west-coast inspired, this selection brings the fresh waves of the bay to the listener.
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Monax – Kombe EP (Mango Alley Records)
Dark and brooding, a progressive icon in every sense of the word returns to Mango Alley after an autumnal Amsterdam excursion. Monax now rediscovers a sound that glistens in the musical language of “Kombe”. Rooted in hypnotic rhythmic framework and rasping bass foundations that create spine-tingling foreboding, emotive chords emerge with tantalising delicacy as ancient sounds from African voices rise and fall in joyous melodic harmony. Interacting in complex patterns, the multi-dimensional “String Theory” bounces across the stereo spectrum in an array of infinite delay. Pulsing gently, the sounds of the universe are represented in cavernous sounds that hypnotise and form aural patterns in listener consciousness.
Revisiting the sonic architecture, glistening shards of light shoot skywards in coruscating patterns, Dutch mastery finds Formel painting an aural picture in stratified layers. A breath-taking work of art sees stepped arpeggio refracting from sunlit glass, scattering a kaleidoscope of sound through bass variation and white noise crescendo. An old master continues Dutch influence, Paul Hazendonk’s dominant beat provides the perfect structural integrity for grooved bass pattern to be revealed from the dark shade, occasionally catching the light in elegant filtered fashion. Imperceptibly rising into slate grey skies, a shard of sunlight appears in twinkling arpeggio and textured cloudscape.
Rising from a cold Scandinavian night sky, the crystal-clear sounds of Sonic Union & Bastards of Funk, condense on the cool air. Sublimated sounds shift from one state to another with sonic ease creating glistening patterns in random arpeggiated patterns that rise and fall with bassline synchronicity. Dancing shards of light grace the night sky, another star shines brighter still.
The space around the stars, a million miles of darkness surrounds the world below.
Cleanfield – Forward EP (Gents & Dandy’s Records)
Gents & Dandy’s return with their 67th release.
Traxsource Promo: 16.03.2018
General Release: 30.03.2018
Back in november we’ve released the Arnhem based, Dutch DJ & Producer, Cleanfield’s first ever vinyl EP and have been holding on to this follow up ever since. Time to release these 4 not-to-miss deep and disco tainted grooving beauties to the world.
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