Deepinradio New Treats (Week_19_2018)
Written by deepinradio.com on 08/05/2018
Eddie Amador & Dany Cohiba – Reaching To My Brother (Karmic Power Records)
The original package rocked many dance floors around the world. Karmic Power delivers the goods in getting fresh remixes that are funky and soulful. Eddie Amador and Dany Cohiba are both giants and team up together and get it right. This is a must have in your set. True house music for the right dj.
Demarkus Lewis – Find A Way (Viva Recordings)
Find A Way
Find A Way (Alt Broken Mix)
With a multi-page discography of releases dating back over 15 years, Demarkus Lewis is one of the hardest working men in house music, regularly adding to his diverse string of underground floor fillers. Mastering many house styles, Demarkus has released tech-house bombs on Nervous Records, soulful nuggets on Kingstreet Soundz, hypnotizing afro-rhythms on Slip n Slide, and everything in-between on his own Grin Music imprint. Demarkus now returns to Viva Recordings with “Find A Way,” his follow-up to 2016’s phenomenal “Self Is Steam.”
“Find A Way” is a mesmerizing deep house cut built upon a shimmering motif of cut-up bell-like patterns over Demarkus’s punchy four-on-the-floor rhythm. Ethereal vocal snippets and echoed stabs playfully enter and exit the track, taking the listener on an evocative ride. Demarkus also provides an Alt-Broken Mix which transforms the straight rhythm into a subtle breakbeat and adds a few more melodic elements. Rounding out the single is the spacious bonus track “Downside Up.” Combing an old school Detroit-sensibility through Demarkus Lewis’s production prowess, the cut deftly mashes winding pads, bouncing snare fills, and splashes of truncated vocals into a sly house music jewel.
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Zakir – Save The Children EP (Sol Selectas Records)
Release Date: Monday 7 May 2018
Sol Selectas is a label run by Sabo whose love of melodic electronica and tribal rhythms can be heard in each release.
Focused towards house music, each of the label’s releases are crafted with a careful hand and attention to detail, which is also reflected in the artwork created by Helia Jamali.
The latest release on Sol Selectas sees the welcome return of Russian artist Zakir, who has previously featured on three other releases to date.
Often the Sol Selectas releases spark the imagination with pictures of sonic landscapes that transports the listener to distant lands, and this latest offering brings us directly into an African safari.
Zakir has also been a feature of other labels including Exotic Refreshment, Pepper Cat, plus Tenampa. Alongside his two original tracks are solo remixes from David Mayer and Switchdance.
With this remix, David Mayer makes his debut on Sol Selectas following releases on Stil Vor Talent, Mobilee, Objektivity, Keinemusik, and his style if a perfect fit for the label.
Portuguese artist Switchdance is also new to Sol Selectas, who comes with an impressive back catalogue including Innervisions, and forthcoming music signed to Areal.
The opening track “Save The Children” is based heavily on dramatic percussion fused with aboriginal chants. Its mood could easily be the soundtrack to a wild animal hunt deep in the heart of the African jungle, and translates well to the vigorous movement of a packed dancefloor.
David Mayer’s remix of “Save The Children” keeps the originals percussion, but expands on it with a metallic cow bell and melody rich synths that tumble into the groove. With spare use of the chants, this melodic version adds chic and epic drama to the originals raw tribal groove.
Second of the original tracks “Naa Zambara” has a more laid back and thoughtful groove, like a wise tribal elder telling fables round a campfire. Percussion lead with slow building synths, it also has a variety of wildlife samples that create a sense of natural beauty. Deeply spiritual in essence, it’s a fine example of storytelling house music.
Finally the Switchdance remix of “Naa Zambara” transforms the track with an unusual melody sound and his own added synths. Building towards the main breakdown the originals percussion is also joined by an acid line as the tension builds and the chants create a mesmerising sense of serenity to calm the mood.
Dylan Debut – Tonight EP (Chronosoul Records)
Already considered an Islander, UK born DJ & Producer “Dylan Debut” has been on the white island long enough to familiarise himself with the balearic sound. With several releases on Chronovision Ibiza, Dylan returns to the label with a more funky, disco & soulful side of things. Known for his residencies at Guarana Ibiza or regular dates at other places such as Pacha, Sankeys, STK and Sunset Ashram between others, his an islander you must check if you haven’t yet.