New Treats Week-24-2023
Written by deepinradio.com on 30/06/2023
VA – Mental Picks Vol 41 (Expmental Records)
The new Mental picks is here!
This EP showcases a more downtempo and breaks sound, reflecting the love for all electronic music styles. Featuring four tracks, this new Mental Picks presents a diverse range of electronic music talents, each track showcasing a unique sound.
The EP begins with Schime’s breakbeat masterpiece, which has a mesmerizing atmosphere that will transport you to another world. The second track, by label boss Eddy Romero that releases for the first time as Saturnz Other Soul in the label, takes a more melodic approach with lower BPM and brilliant melodies mixed with the dark and saturated underground sound of his main alias. Soble’s track, the third on the EP, is a breathtaking trip that incorporates flamenco vocals, subtle synths, and bass, demonstrating the exceptional talent of this Spanish artist. Closing out the EP is Dad Of The Year’s “Turn Down The Lights”, a sweet parade to somewhere in another dimension that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired.
As the label celebrates its 15th year in the industry, this Mental Picks release holds a special place in their hearts and marks the first of many more to come. The commitment to pushing the boundaries of electronic music and bringing new and innovative sounds to the listeners remains unwavering.
Mastered at RV Audio rvaudioltd.com/
Artwork by Flyer Studio
Release date: 28th July 2023
Apsara – The Light EP (Rhythm Cult)
The Cult welcomes Apsara to the fold.
From Tokyo to San Francisco and now to Jakarta, her multi-genre DJ sets have seen her develop a loyal following across the globe. Whether it is an underground rave in the San Francisco Bay Area, mega clubs like Stadium Jakarta, or the grand stage of Tomorrowland, her distinctive style seamlessly blends techno, tech house, progressive house, trance, disco and house music.
This artist with Japanese ancestry, a former California raver, effortlessly controls the dance floor from the booth, and her abilities have brought her to her present residency in Jakarta. Her ability to produce music has also led to releases on other labels, including Monaberry, Truesounds, Zerothree, and others.
Her non-conformist approach to genre is reflected in her first EP for Rhythm Cult which fuses house, techno and contemporary melodic influences. First out of the gate is the low subby groove of ‘Arcalod’, a powerful minimal excursion that pushes along on an ever-rising drone punctuated by deliriously glitchy vocals. Fierce and angular techno influences combine with organic elements showcasing Apsara’s unique cross-genre style. ‘Silent Parade’ is up next taking us to the dark depths of the club with its robust throbbing rhythms. A serious heads-down groove aimed at the dancefloor. Finally, ‘The Light’ wraps fidgety micro-percussion and innovative sound design around a hushed spoken word vocal. The track is a real sonic trip imprinted with three-dimensional foley atmospherics and completes a mind-altering package of hallucinatory futuristic house music.
Early support from Luke Slater, Jamies Zabiela, Mauro Picotto, Mark Cooper, Stelios Vassiloudis, Richie Hawtin, Marco Faraone, Andreas Henneberg, Funk D’Void, Joris Voorn, Tim Rush Hour, Paco Osuna, Sean Johnston, Angelo Ferreri, Paul Loraine, Don Diablo, Mason, Chris Fortier, Tomo Hirata, Ruben Mandolini, Blakkat, Robert Owens, Danny Tenaglia, Kenny Brian, and more.
Overall, Apsara’s debut is really impressive and will appeal to DJs seeking both dancefloor punch and auditory inventiveness.
Writer, Composer: Mari Furuya
Words by: Geraint Rees
Artwork: Add2Bee Creative
Design concept: Hictor Vugo
Mastering: Justin Drake at The Bakehouse Studio, London
Monetic – Back to the Station EP (Lucidflow Records)
Lucidflow joyfully announces the release of Monetic’s dynamic second album, “Back to the Station”.
This 3-track EP features two robust deep tech-house pieces “Twisted” and the title track “Back to the Station”, loaded with driving beats and a compelling house-inspired track “Partner in Crime”.
The album encapsulates Monetic’s unique ability to navigate diverse sonic landscapes, offering listeners an invigorating journey through the realms of tech-house and house music. Prepare for a captivating musical experience, courtesy of Monetic and Lucidflow.
Maritime Yacht Club – I’ll Be There (MYC Records)
Release Date(s): 14th July 2023
Stepping into summer with the fourth release under Josh Butler and José Rosa’s Maritime Yacht Club moniker, the duo are prepped to deliver another high-quality single from their forthcoming album. Backing up impressive offerings ‘On My Own’, ‘Change’ and ‘Floating On A Star’, Josh and José are on hand with another invigorating vocal-led deep house cut, blending punchy grooves, vivid piano lines, rich guitar riffs and another stunning vocal arrangement from José.
Maritime Yacht Club is a collaboration between UK artist Josh Butler and singer/songwriter José Rosa. It was launched in 2023 and offers a unique blend of sultry, vocal-led dance music with elements of deep house, breaks, jazz, and electro.
Josh and José have been friends since 2012 and have always been creative together. They wanted to create something different and combined underground house and commercial sounds to achieve a unique and captivating result.
Oliver Dollar feat Brillstein – Braeburn EP (Refuge Recordings)
Refuge Recordings latest release comes courtesy of Berlin house head Oliver Dollar.
Opening up the EP with a slice of deep house at its finest inspired by the streets of Detroit via ‘Braeburn’. Soft and smooth elements couple with a moody vocal and a dynamic drum pattern, showing why Oliver Dollar remains top of the game with this quality of production.
Long-time collaborators, Oliver Dollar & Brillstein reunite on ‘Roots’ this chunky groove bringing the best of their talents onto another must have in the record bag. Soft and subtle with a bassline that won’t quit. If you like the chug, this is for you.
On the flip, one of the hottest producers in the world, Demuir offers up his remix talents to the ‘Braeburn’ OG with a jackin’ and soulful renditions that’ll slot nicely in those club sets paying true respect to the genre.
Alain Gertrand – Ivresse EP (Sounds Over Seas)
Sounds Over Seas is due to release its first digital-only release for which are thrilled to have Producer and DJ Alain Gertrand on board.
Alain has conjured up 4 magnificent summer House tunes, delivering two club bangers on the A-Side and showcasing his very distinct flair for the B-Side.