We welcome back Joe Babylon & Ittai Barkai to the Eyepatch Recordings camp with this superb four tracker entitled Fly Sequence. Ittai returns after a bit of a hiatus, we last caught a glimpse of his sounds back in 2014 with a fantastic remix on Van Czar’s Jean Tonique. Previously he had wowed us with his own brand of deep house and tech grooves on the superb My Sugar Brother EP. Great to see him back once again and hopefully we will see more from him soon.
First up we have Fly Sequence which intros with a very subtle kick drum backed up with cool raspy percussions and a bright crisp hi hat. Warm chords fade through alongside a groovy sauntering bassline that lingers beautifully on the low end. Soulful vocals drift along in the background as the deep rooted groove takes hold. Awesome stuff that will definitely turn a few heads.
A Thought sets off with a nice and tight percussion pattern that is soon joined by a thumping kick drum that will force you to move towards the dancefloor if you’re not already there. Crispy sharp hi hats deliver a solid and steady rhythm as lush pads grab your attention. A deep sub bass shores up the low end creating a wonderful depth to the sound while distant voices linger. A real deep tech groover that will not disappoint.
As last we have the superb Jaffa Nights with its more mellowed tempo that results in a strong deep and groovy track. The tight arrangement consists of some very cool sounds including chunky kick drums and bright hats that blend perfectly with a lazy yet powerful bassline. The main feature here though are those wonderful mesmeric synths that relentlessly weave their way into every orifice of the arrangement. Top notch stuff you do not want to miss.
9th installment in the My House Is Your House series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Rogerio Martins, James Dexter, Rick Wade, Marcus Raute, Daniele Breschi, P.A.M.O., Deeply Hi, Moliner, Tirrenia Vibe, Paul Rudder, JR (UK), Scrub, Rion Oidua, GarcyNoise, Ivan Masa, Dan Cano, Gaulois, Mann & Klamm, DOS, Van Czar, Ittai Barkai, Brett Lawrence, Kenny Keys, Iosupescu Lucian and Yaroslav Lenzyak.
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We last saw Van on Eyepatch way back in mid 2013 with his ‘Mon Reve EP’. Since then he has released many other works on Bonzai Basiks as well as hosting Bonzai Basik Beat Spain and DJing regularly in Madrid. This time around we have ‘Jean Tonique’ which comes with three stunning remixes.
First up is the Original Mix, the intro eases in with subtle hats and a distant pad that leads to a cool kick. The percussions form up creating a smooth rhythmic vibe and takes us deep into the sound with a brilliant, surreal continuous chord dominating throughout. A super low sub bass reverberates through the sound providing a solid footing as a brilliantly tweaked vocal sample plays through. Superb deep grooves from Van which will be a popular choice no doubt.
Belgian legend Eric Powa B steps up to remix duties with his Deep n Dark Reconstruction Mix. Right from the off we are thrust into Eric’s deep tech world with a super cool kick and deep pulsating bass combo. One thing that stands out here is the precision in the percussion arrangement, tight patterns and classic sounds give off a brilliant vibe with a superb vocal sample that adds character to the track. The break gives up a smooth chord with sharp brass stabs before getting back into the groove with some classic toms. Very classy sound that will do well in any set.
Ittai Barkai ramps things up a gear with his remix. Classic intro with chunky kicks and crispy hats alongside cool rhythmic bongos. A very smooth vocal sample leads nicely into a lush chord as a brilliant offset bass drops in. A truly infectious groove ensues as you get locked into this sound helped along by those cool vocal samples and lush chords. Superb stuff from Ittai and definitely not to be missed.
Lastly in this pack we have Darouge on the remix. Darouge’s last outing ‘Bite The Curb’ saw much support and features on top download sites. The remix intros with a cool kick and hat combo which sets up the track nicely. The bass teases its way in as it hits every other bar before going into full on mode with its gritty edge. Cool vocal samples are met with smooth synth plucks that lead us into a percussion driven break before that bass takes charge once more. Great stuff yet again and a must have track in any playlist.