New Treats Week-50-2023
Written by deepinradio.com on 30/12/2023
Cantos & Hamza Rahimtula – Return to the Feelings (Viva Recordings)
India’s deep house don Hamza Rahimtula has joined forces with HMNI Music impresario Cantos for an electric Viva Recordings single, “Return to the Feelings”.
The release leads with the instrumental Dub, owing to the pair’s allegiance to the DJ’s sonic domain. A jazzy drum shuffle immediately signals that this cut is something a little different for the dancefloor, before a rolling sub-bass riff and sparkling chords come on the scene.
A glorious half-time breakdown, furthering the jazzy predilection, transmits a moment of half-time bliss before the track builds to funky new heights. The Original version of “Return to the Feelings” follows, featuring GJJF Music’s George JJ Flores giving an emotive spoken word statement in the mid-section break, enhancing the cut’s already potent amount of cosmicness.
Dive into this!
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Fabian Krooss – The Little Things Remixed (Manjumasi Music)
Release Date: Monday 22 January 2024
atish and Mark Slee’s record label Manjumasi revisits Fabian Krooss’ ‘The Little Things’ EP with a selection of deep and melodic remixes by Hermanez, Kyong Sono and atish.
Fabian Krooss is a German artist known for his music on labels such as Stil vor Talent or A Tribe Called Kotori, and his EP ‘The Little Things’ was released in June of 2023. The two tracks on the release became instant classics, and these new remixes breathe fresh life into the stunning originals.
Based in America, atish provides a mesmerising remix in the style he has featured on highly respected labels ranging from Anjuandeep to Kindisch.
Hermanez is a Belgian artist whose mesmerising style of melodic house can be found on iconic record labels such as John Digweed’s Bedrock, Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream and Armen Miran’s Hoomidaas.
Kyong Sono is an exciting new talent from Berlin whose captivating style is a blend of immersive atmosphere and soothing melodies. He has previously collaborated on music with the likes of Just Emma, and released solo productions via record labels such as Rebellion der Traumer.
Each of the remixes transforms the original’s shuffling percussion, shimmering melodies and warm basslines into a reimagined version. atish provides an atmospheric remix of “Whopper,” while Hermanez’s compelling rework of “Whopper” adds additional synth parts to create an uplifting version. Kyong Sono closes the release with a remix of “The Little Things” that pushes back the synths to create more depth and space for the percussion to lead the groove.
Nico Efstratiou feat Athimux – Ndibize (Deep In Your Soul)
Release Date: 12th January 2024
Cat No: DIYS016
In an exciting development for Afro House enthusiasts, Deep In Your Soul Records announces the release of “Ndibize,” a dynamic and engaging track from Nico Efstratiou featuring Athimux, with enriching remixes by Aytiwan and Mahandana.
This release is a fusion of diverse Afro House styles. The original mix, crafted by Nico Efstratiou and Athimux, is a melodious Afro journey characterized by Athimux’s soul-stirring vocals and a pulsating bassline that captivates listeners from beginning to end. Nico, a promising artist in the South African music scene, is celebrated for his afro-infused electronic sound and emotive storytelling, as seen in his previous works that gained traction on major platforms.
Aytiwan’s remix introduces a darker, deeper dimension to the track. Known for his Afro House and Afro Tech rhythms and having his work showcased at global venues, Aytiwan’s Belgian influence is palpable in the intense textures and compelling arpeggios of his remix. The result is a version that promises to resonate with dance floors and listeners alike.
Mahandana’s remix adds a unique percussive richness to the track, showcasing his evolving musical identity, shaped by his extensive background in piano and electronic music production. His version brings a fresh and rhythmic flair to the original.
“Nico Efstratiou feat. Athimux – Ndibize” and its remixes represent a varied soundscape within the Afro House genre. Each track offers a unique listening experience, reflecting the individual styles and backgrounds of the artists involved. Nico Efstratiou’s storytelling prowess, Athimux’s compelling vocals, Aytiwan’s deep, rhythmic remix, and Mahandana’s percussive interpretation combine to create a release that is both diverse and harmonious.
The release is set to be a significant addition to the Afro House repertoire and will be available on all major streaming platforms. It is anticipated to captivate Afro House lovers globally with its blend of rhythm, melody, and emotion.
REFRAKT (NY) – Hidden Temple (Emerald & Doreen Records)
REFRAKT’s new EP is coming as a Christmas present! Ian Daly is a producer and DJ based in New York City. His last EP release, False Memories (Phisica) charted in Beatport’s top 10 Indie Dance. He has worked with Alejandro Molinari, Badwolf, and Nico Raibak and has played in clubs and festivals around the world.
Nico Raibak, DJ and producer from Mexico City, a prominent figure in the electronic music scene since 2012 till today. His presence in the electronic movement has solidified through his productions and remixes, releasing on labels such as NEIN (Berlin/UK), The Disco Express (London), Controlla (Mx) and Phisica (Mx). On a national level, his work has resonated on platforms like Warp, Reactor, and Radio Ibero. Nico Raibak’s musical versatility is evident in his dj sets, which have captivated audiences in the most significant clubs and festivals across the national circuit.
All songs by REFRAKT
(c) 2023 by Ian Daly
Produced and mixed by Alejandro Molinari
Remix by Nico Raibak
Cover art by Aleph Molinari @ubi.sunt
AI Image by Santiago Molinari @santirealccs
Available From Stores
Worldwide – 22nd Dec 2023
Verlin R. Dickerson – Love EP (Deep Clicks Music)
Release Date: January 19th, 2024
Verlin R. Dickerson makes a triumphant return to Deep Clicks with his latest track “Love”. This deep house sensation is accompanied by a remix from Williams Trilogy and an additional track titled “Feelings”, rounding out this stellar release.
Dickerson’s masterful touch is evident in the intricate beats and soulful melodies, creating an immersive experience for electronic music enthusiasts. With the added dimension of Williams Trilogy’s remix and the emotional journey of “Feelings”, this release is a testament to Dickerson’s prowess in the deep house genre.
Get ready to embark on a sonic adventure that transcends boundaries and captures the essence of love and feelings.