New Treats Week-01-2024
Written by deepinradio.com on 10/01/2024
Darksidevinyl & Julie Schatz – Find Me & Another Life (Déepalma Records)
Release Date: 26th January 2024
Well-respected Balearic-inspired imprint Déepalma Records kicks off their release schedule for 2024 with a stunning duo of tracks from label regular Darksidevinyl alongside talented singer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ/Producer Julie Schatz on ‘Find Me / Another Life’.
A release with a definite theme, the EP begins with ‘Find Me’ sampling the first serving of Julie’s gripping vocals to the score of pulsating Afro-tinged Deep House flavours and elegant grooves laced with stunning brass and enchanting keys throughout.
‘Another Life’ provides more sonic beauty, combining undulating drums and softly shuffled percussion with another heartfelt fusion of authentic live instruments, including an incredible guitar solo, alongside the second emergence of Julie’s irresistibly soulful songwriting and undeniably spellbinding singing ability.
Vooz Brothers – Tastes Like A Drug EP (Earthly Delights)
Vooz Brothers drop a deep and melodic release with afro influences via the Earthly Delights record label.
This is the Vooz Brothers’ first time working with Earthly Delights and their three-track EP follows releases on other highly respected record labels such as MoBlack Records, Redolent, Connected, King Street Sounds, SwitchLab and Go Deeva Records.
They are a duo whose style fuses afro-percussion rhythms with melodic synth lines and enchanting melodies. Consisting of Danny Tuval and Ziv Goland aka Zigo their invigorating style has enraptured dancefloors across the globe, and they are also successful solo artists.
The release also features the vocals of OJW who is a New York based singer that wrote the lyrics and added his voice to the release, he also co-wrote the melodies.
“Tastes Like A Drug” opens the release with its flowing organic percussion, fluttering synth melody and moody pads that form a foundation for the haunting tones of OJW. “Human Against the Machine” is a percussive track with a dramatic piano melody and funky bassline. “Last Night” closes the release with its ethereal pads and trippy lead synth which is layered with uplifting vocals by OJW that are washed in reverb.
Valer den Bit – Kiss EP (Kindisch Records)
Valer den Bit starts his journey on Kindisch with a showcase of organic deep house, and Afro sounds across a trio of sublime cuts.
Valer den Bit hails from Saint Petersburg and is part of the melodic movement. He has released his cultured productions on the likes of Bar 25 Music, connected and Poesie Musik over the last couple of years and has really turned heads. He has climbed high in the Beatport charts and DJed across Europe whilst picking up support from names like Nora En Pure, Re You and FNX Omar. This new EP is another mix of rich and club-ready bass and plenty of his fine piano and synth playing skills.
The title track opens up with seven minutes of subtly uplifting Afro-house. The deep and unhurried drums exude real warmth as hooky strings and unique vocal sounds bring the soul. Add in thoughtful chords, and you have a track packed with feeling. The brilliant ‘Feel Me’ is another deep roller, this time with a smoother and more dynamic groove thanks to the smeared pads and rolling keys. A whispered vocal is an imitate and seductive finishing touch. Last of all is the superb ‘Sphere,’ a spine-tinging house sound with spiritual pads and rich strings adding a sophisticated edge. The majestic melodies shimmer like candles in the darkness and complete a truly sumptuous trip.
Valer den Bit cooks up a genuinely special mood with the Kiss EP.
Jack Realist & James Large – Let You Go EP (Ciclé Records)
Release Date: Friday 12 January 2024
Ciclé Records is a UK-based deep tech / minimal label, and their new release is a collaborative two-track EP from Jack Realist and James Large.
Jack Realist is a DJ and producer based out of Portsmouth in the UK, and his style fuses infectious basslines with immersive atmosphere and flowing percussion. He is making his Ciclé Records debut following releases on Uncut, Techords, Ohana Music and his own imprint Realism93.
James Large is a respected DJ from the UK who is dipping his toe into the world of production with his first-ever official release. Someone who already knows how to build tension and suspense on the dance floor, James Large has effortlessly translated his skills behind the decks into music production.
“Let You Go” is the EP’s title track, and it opens the release with a bumping groove consisting of a breakbeat kick drum pattern and a deep bassline. Atmospheric vocal textures create a trippy atmosphere while snare rolls and crisp hi-hats fill the track with upbeat energy.
“Airplane Mode” is a dark and murky track with fragmented atmospherics and rolling bass stabs layered alongside digitised vocal snippets and tight clap hits. It’s got a dubby aesthetic and hypnotic flow that combines moody atmosphere with dynamic percussion rhythms.
Deepment – Chicago & Language (Brise Records)
Deepment returns to Brise Records with a soul-stirring ensemble featuring two original deep house tracks and a formidable remix by the maestro Dilby. This second release is not just a collection of sounds but a tapestry of deep beats and textured rhythms designed to captivate the true deep house aficionado.
A massive release that reaffirms the label’s commitment to quality and depth in music.
Release date: 2nd February 2024