Welcome to a brand new installment of Dive Into The Deep, where great music needs no introduction. Let’s jump in, shall we?
Adriatique – Rolling Stone (Original Mix) [Culprit]
We showcased the A-side of this release, Midnight Walking, in last week’s post, but it’s hard to ignore the stuttering effectiveness of Rolling Stone. Big-room and moody, it’s just what fans of deep house and tech are clamoring for these days. The Swiss duo’s stock has been rising going into 2014 with a pair of shimmering sets at BPM, added renown through the Cityfox parties, and a slew of excellent releases, and this one on Cuplrit keeps them moving forward (like a…).
Soulphiction – When Radio Was Boss (Jackmate Remix) [Pampa]
Jackmate turns in a bouncing Beatport-only remix of his own track as Soulphiction on the perpetually silly Pampa Records, but just because this one’s all-digital doesn’t mean it’s short on old-school vibes. Warm strings and low-slung basslines keep this one churning, with a radio shoutout that most recently recalls Four Tet’s latest pirate-infused album.
Boddika & Joy Orbison – In Here (Original Mix) [Sunklofaw]
This one falls a bit outside of the traditional house/techno spectrum, but if anyone knows how to throw down a cracking dance set, it’s Boddika and Joy Orbison. The treat here is the sparsity that allows a thunderous succession of kicks to work their magic, with some clever vocal work that keeps In Here sounding like desolation.
Anthony Collins – Panther Lies (Original Mix) [Natural History]
Deep house through and through, the Scissor & Thread mainstay’s output on his own Natural History label is as soulful as they come. This one off Exhibit F is simple and chunky, sure to keep a floor moving in the day, at night, or at the afterparty. Like this one? Make sure to check out the entire Exhibit series on Natural History–they’re all gems. Panther Lies is out Feb. 24.
Art Department – BPM001 [BPM]
If you were at The BPM Festival this past January, then you know. Art Department inaugurates the festival’s compilation series with a collection of jams that stormed the beaches of Playa Del Carmen, from Innervisions bombs such as Ten Walls’ Requiem to tunes off their own No.19 label, like Eric Volta’s spacey Love Your Illusion. The mix is a long player that isn’t too far off from their current sets, and it’ll put you right back in the mood to be dancing ’til dawn on a tropical beach.