New Treats Week-37-2023
Written by deepinradio.com on 28/09/2023
VA – The Afro House Connection (House Music With Love)
Release Date: 6th October 2023
Following several well-received compilations and individual releases in 2023, Swedish independent electronic label House Music With Love are delighted to present another impressive selection of freshly squeezed cuts. Deep-diving into the realm of Afro House, “The Afro House Connection” features six never-before-heard tracks to inspire the heart and soul.
Already receiving approval from renowned genre-pioneering Black Coffee, who has supported several tracks from the release, “The Afro House Connection” features new music from Toprak Baris, Kaan Akalın, Dan Bay, Idd Aziz, Orkidz feat. Nes Mburu, Urmet K, Umannto and Tomi H.
As we shift into the darker seasons of the year, this change is sonically emulated throughout the VA, emphasising more profound melodies and grittier instrumental resonance to provide an ebb and flow of more underground nuances that touch you on a deep level.
Shining a light on a collective of talents with releases on some of the industry’s most respected labels, including Sol Selectas, Wired, Sony Music and many more, the latest offering to come out of HMWL’s ever-growing release catalogue is another gleaming example of the label’s commitment to authentic, refreshing and introspective electronic dance music.
Franksen – Burning Up EP (Lucidflow Records)
There are some artists whose return is always met with eager anticipation. Franksen is unquestionably one of them. Lucidflow is thrilled to announce that the maestro of rhythm and grooves is back on the label, delivering yet another masterful single “Burning up” that promises to captivate and uplift listeners in true deep house fashion.
This 3-tracker, beautifully woven together with Franksen’s signature touch, is a testament to his continuous evolution as a producer. Each track provides an immersive journey into the world of deep house, offering a unique blend of soulful melodies, intricate percussion, and hypnotic basslines.
From its enticing beats to the pads, this single caters not only to the vibrant energy of the dance floor but also to those serene moments of introspection. Every beat, every note, is a testament to Franksen’s dedication to his craft and his love for authentic dance music.
Lucidflow Records is a forward-thinking record label dedicated to promoting the best and most inspiring talent in electronic music. We are very grateful for your invaluable support in promoting the music of our Lucidflow artists and sharing our unique sound and energy with the world.
Steve Bug – Quando Bailas Asi EP (Bondage Music)
What’s left to say about Steve Bug, the house and techno legend who’s influence has left huge fingerprints on the German underground dance scene, not least from his groundbreaking label, Poker Flat or how it shaped ‘00s minimal house; his releases on every seminal label you can think of from Bedrock to Ovum via Cocoon and Defected; his creativity and dedication to his art with 5 solo LPs and 2 collaboration LPs, the latest of which Mixmag described as “elegantly euphoric”; his incredible live sets or his continued love for the music. Honestly, what else can we say? He’s the artist we all want to be when we grow up.
Opening with ‘Quando Bailas Asi’ warm lows and choppy stabs are as inviting as visiting your favourite nan for supper. Spoken word lyrics add to the ambience and latin flavor that grooves effortlessly throughout.
Relative newcomer, Cristina broke into the scene in 2016 and quickly established herself with releases on TBX, Bondage-Music and Rebellion. Constructing a chunkier tech groove with splashes of balearic guitar, Cristina’s remix captures the originals charm to perfection.
Finally, ‘Trees & Clouds’ sees Steve dabbling with delicate Detroitian vibes. Deeply sparse and utterly hypnotising, he recreates the very essence of those early pioneering grooves, expertly bringing them up to date for the modern floors.
Tom Caruso – Skin To Skin & Do You Feel (Déepalma Records)
Release Date: 13th October 2023
Following his collaboration with Craig Knight back in January, Belfast-based DJ/Producer and former Glasgow Underground A&R Tom Caruso returns to Déepalma Records as he makes his solo debut on the label this October with two gorgeous Deep House cuts, “Skin To Skin” and “Do You Feel.”
Championing that smooth and sensual sound which Tom has become synonymous with, “Skin To Skin” gets things moving with swinging grooves, pulsating piano lines, vibrant low-end resonance and a stimulating depth of musicality. Combined with an attention-grabbing vocal hook, it has all the makings of an authentic Deep House classic.
“Do You Feel” closes the release in absolutely stunning fashion, highlighting Caruso’s undeniable talent for cultivating sultry, charismatic and soulful dance records. Punchy grooves, dreamy keys, sexy sax solos and another incredible vocal topline – bringing together an imposing end to Tom’s Déepalma Records solo debut.
Miguel Scott & BluShift – Broken Layers (Viva Recordings)
Over the last year or so, the Viva Recordings team has been getting to know Miguel Scott, a talented producer from Johannesburg, South Africa. After many conversations and a few listening sessions, it was apparent that “Broken Layers” was just what the label needed.
This release is packed with jazz & broken beat vibes, and is co written by BluShift, also from Johannesburg. You can also catch Miguel on labels like Nervous, Moiss Music Black, and his own Afrinative Soul imprint.
Don’t sleep on this one.
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Jacob Husley – Gold Dust EP (WetYourSelf! Recordings)
Beatport Exclusive – 3rd November 2023
All Platforms – 17th November 2023
Jacob Husley’s esteemed career as a DJ, Talent Booker and Artist Manager over the last two decades has also been met with an equally promising venture into music production. The WetYourSelf! Recordings co-founder and Sundays at fabric resident has received continuous support from a wealth of respected industry peers, including Raresh, Priku, Laurent Garnier, Kruder and Dorfmeister, Magda, John Digweed and many more over the years, laying further claim to the standard within his catalogue of releases.
Husley’s latest release is another pleasantly subterranean coupling of deepened cuts, made with late-night dancefloors in mind. Kicking things off with the title cut “Gold Dust”, encapsulating that archetypal dubby rolling sound that Jacob and the institution he is a Sunday resident of have become synonymous with. Stipped-back grooves and resonant analogue tones steer the course here, keeping things mellow, loosely cadent and effortlessly danceable.
“If You’re Going Down” completes the EP with more after-hours vibes from the get-go. Another combination of bottom-heavy, loosely slung beat structures and minimal house flavours come out to play, with its subtly driving perpetualism accented with reverberated stabs, detuned samples and morphed vocal chops to carve out a pleasantly eerie 5-am head-spinner.
Dubman F. – Beat The Dust EP (Beachside Records)
Available From Stores
Traxsource – 20th Oct 2023
Everywhere – 03th Nov 2023
‘Beat The Dust’ showcases Dubman F.’s talent for creating infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, with its medium energy and small variations. The track strikes the perfect balance between excitement and a relaxed atmosphere. The vocal presence of a male singer adds an interesting touch, further enhancing the overall vibe of the song.
Dubman F.’s style is clearly unique, but reminiscent of big name artists. The pulsing bass, rhythms and instrumentation of Synth track create an immersive musical experience, ideal for parties, a background environment or even a retro-themed environment.
The release includes two powerful remixes by two super talented artists such as Ander P and Anggelo Pinela who we are sure are the perfect complement for this powerful release.
Deep75 – Back To The Music EP (Deep Clicks Music)
Deep Clicks are excited to introduce Deep75, hailing all the way from South Africa.
Deep75 brings us three mesmerising tracks in the world of Deep House. Prepare to embark on a musical journey that dives deep into the soul of electronic music.
Stay tuned for an unforgettable experience with Deep Clicks and Deep75.
Karol XVII & MB Valence – Essay (Remixes) (Get Physical Music)
18 months on from Karol XVII & MB Valence’s immersive deep house album ‘Essay’, Get Physical Music has curated a superb selection of remixes of it by accomplished underground talents, including Nick Curly, Ian Pooley, Andre Lodemann, Fur Coat, Jimpster, Death on the Balcony, Jori Hulkkonen, and many more.
Polish pair Karol XVII & MB Valence excelled on their last album, which featured great collaborations, deep-cut grooves and wistful melodies that still resonate today. Now their original material gets reworked by a mix of fresh house, prog and tech talents – some are friends of the label, and some of are releasing here for the first time.
Lost And Found label head Guy J brings his meticulous synth craft and rich melodies to a remix of ‘Waterfall Drops’ to kick off with, then Belgian Compuphonic flips ‘Sonus & Bang Bang’ into a delightfully delicate and candle-lit groove. Kasper Bjørke’s Spaced Out Mix of ‘Humanity’ brings cosmic rays of melody and Finnish mainstay and label regular Jori Hulkkonen locks in hypnotic grooves under the spellbinding vocal of ‘Bang Bang’. Further innovation comes from the likes of Death on the Balcony, Cream and Synkro while Freerange’s main man Jimpster brings his sophisticated musical touch to ‘Aqua’ and Maxxi Soundsystem layers in tense synth leads to a dense percussive groove.
Pablo Bolivar then sinks into a dubby world of soft pads and dreamy melodies, and influential German artists Ian Pooley and Nick Curly offer their own crisp and tech-edged takes. There is widescreen and cinematic magic from Fur Coat and textbook dreamy depths to Andre Lodemann’s remix, with Markus Homm, Lake People and Lusine closing out the selection with plenty of authentic house warmth.
This is a broad and brilliant collection that touches all corners of the dance effort in plenty of style.
Jabzz Dimitri, Korie Minors & Idd Aziz – Kwema (Deep In Your Soul)
Release Date(s): 27th October 2023
Deep In Your Soul, the renowned Belgian Afro House label, is proud to unveil its latest release, “Kwema” – a dynamic collaboration that brings together the talents of Jabzz Dimitri, Korie Minors, and the incredible singer Idd Aziz. This groundbreaking release also includes remixes by the highly acclaimed Belgian artist Aytiwan and the electrifying G-Wash10.
“Kwema,” which translates to “I’m Safe” in Swahili, is a musical journey that revolves around the theme of a friend checking in on their loved one. The original mix takes listeners on a mesmerizing journey with its driving lead, captivating piano breaks, hypnotic arpeggios, and infectious Afro percussions.
Jabzz Dimitri, originally hailing from Welkom in the Free State and now based in Pretoria, has been a stalwart in the music industry for over a decade. As a DJ, he’s known for his innovative and cutting-edge style, and his mixes on Radio 2000 have garnered widespread acclaim.
Korie Minors, a DJ and producer with international roots, adds his unique touch to “Kwema.” His diverse musical background contributes to the track’s eclectic and rich sound.
Idd Aziz, the gifted Kenyan Afro-Fusion and Afro-House singer-songwriter, provides his soulful vocals to “Kwema”. With a track record of performing at renowned festivals and sharing the stage with legends in the industry, Idd Aziz’s contribution to “Kwema” elevates the release to new heights.
The remixes of “Kwema” add another layer of depth to the release. Aytiwan offers a hypnotic take on the track with mesmerizing vocals, piano arrangements, and an exhilarating climax during the break. G-Wash10 infuses a tribal touch into his “Panthera” remix, emphasising percussion and delivering a unique and vibrant interpretation.
“Kwema” is set to captivate global audiences with its mesmerising melodies, infectious rhythms, and diverse remixes. Deep In Your Soul invites music enthusiasts to experience this extraordinary release that showcases the fusion of talent and creativity from around the world.