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Portuguese deep vibes guru Jose Reis aka Accatone returns to Eyepatch with a fine slice of house goodness all wrapped up with some lush vocals and groovy keys. “You Know I Love Her” comes with a top class remix from none other than Dimitry Liss.
The original mix is one of those moments where you cannot help yourself but move to the groove, the rhythms are super smooth with cool, crisp hats and claps backed up with a nice subtle kick. Wonderful keys flow all over this track with an added measure of funk thrown in, but the big attraction is sure to be the vocals, real smooth with an almost jazz feeling, top stuff.
At the remix controls is a very busy man indeed, with productions and remixes coming thick and fast Dimitry Liss adds his magic touch to this track with his She Loves You Too Remix. Straight away we are drowning in deep house flavours with a brilliant kick and percussion arrangement, this fits perfectly with a stomping bassline. The great thing about this remix is it’s contrast to the original, while we have a male vocal on the original telling us how he loves someone, we have a female vocal here telling us how she loves him back, great concept and one that will for sure be a hit with many jocks and clubbers alike.
Superb deep tech from Sean McCaff & Mylan with “Pray” which is backed up with a brilliant remix. Debuting on Basiks is Dutch DJ and producer Sean McCaff, Sean has been around the scene for quite some time having started to DJ in 1987 in clubs around The Hague and in Ibiza. He has released a few tracks over the years also with support coming from top jocks from around the world. Mylan is fresh from his last release on Bonzai Progressive the “Doubt EP” and he continues to deliver the goods in style. Here the guys join forces on “Pray” which can be described almost as a hybrid with many different layers of sound that work so well together.
The original mix has a tribal, deep prog tech character and this sound feels like something very special. We get an understated kick as the bass and percussions take centre stage. Very well constructed sound from start to finish with a hypnotic vibe. The big hitter here is the awesome vocal that will keep you hooked in completely.
Onofrio Conte steps up to the desk with his MB Studio Remix. Onofrio’s last outing for Basiks was his “Red Lights EP” which was well received. The overall vibe on this remix has stayed true to the original but with a much deeper intensity. The tribal element is there with a great percussion and bongo-tabla arrangement, the bassline has a hint of progressive creating a superb floor stomper! Again the vocal really does captivate as it unfolds it’s story, awesome!
Otto Veisenberger aka Ascaloon and Zoltan Salai aka Chrono join forces with their debut on SRUR with this superb three tracker “Balkan Express EP”. Both guys hail from Subotica, Serbia where they DJ at top clubs and festivals. They have a hugely impressive back catalogue on many labels with tech house, deep house and techno being their main styles. Otto first got into music at the age of 10 when he would play records from the 70’s and 80’s. This developed into a full blown DJ career and productions soon followed. Zoltan also began his musical journey at an early age with DJing being his big focus with many gigs all over the country. He soon met up with Otto and they began to organise parties all over Serbia and they were tagged as the “new generation”, like his friend he soon found himself on the producing side and now they emerge with this stomper.
First up is “South Singer”, a techno cum deep house hybrid with all the trappings you’d expect. Nice chunky kicks and sharp hats provide a steady rhythm with a superb bassline showing early on. Cool deep chords give that house vibe with an expert display of FX on offer. A brilliant vocal sample adds texture to this top tune.
“Jungo” is up next with a full on techno flavour, real chunky kicks overlay an amazing percussion section with a huge deep bassline throbbing throughout. Classic stabs come through on the break with FX shoring up the sound. A very surreal flute riff is coupled with some great vocal samples to round off this top notch track.
“Let’s Fuck” gets right into deep tech grooves from the off, flowing rhythms on the percussions are accompanied with some groovy basslines and high pitched strings. Short vocal samples and brilliant FX are done very well here. Straight in your face tech with a bouncy vibe that will go down well in the darker rooms.
Crystal Symphony is a project from Luís Leite, he is one of the oldest and greatest dj’s responsible for the evolution of the dance scene in Portugal and we are proud to receive him as a new family member of Monog Records.
The 80’s where the times when he started to rise and since then he has been to most international and portuguese clubs, performing memorable nights to all electronic music lovers, he had also participated in the biggest national events together with great international names like Underworld, Danny Tenaglia, Roger Sanchez, Deep Dish, François K, Carl Cox, Jeff Mills, Dave Clark, Groove Armada, Chemical Brothers, Adam Beyer, Silicon Soul. There is so much to say about him and electronic music, but if we can resume all his live in one sentence, it would be, one of the icons of electronic music on Portugal.
“I Like Vinyl EP” is co-produced with one of the most well known performer and lyricist in Portugal, Johnny Def, one of the founding fathers from the portuguese electronic scene as a Master of Ceremonies. This Ep is composed by the original track “I Like Vinyl” and two remixes made by the English Dj Peter Fran and Johnny Def himself. This package is a complete time travel to one of the most glorious times of the dance scene in Portugal so take a look and see for yourself!
Danny Murphy is a DJ, producer, live artist & label manager based in Barcelona. He makes his Green Martian debut with this three track EP entitled “Abra EP”. Danny has been an electronic music lover from an early age, and is influenced by the music of the 80s. Three years ago he founded the Tecnove Records label and has enjoyed a huge amount of releases across multiple genres with support from around the world.
First up is the title track “Abra” with a strong hypnotic progressive vibe. The track intros with a throbbing deep bass which continues throughout with little respite, this is accompanied by a solid percussive groove creating a wall of sound that will lock you in for the duration.
“Basement” has a much more tech element in the sound with prog still holding ground. Brilliant arrangement on the drums and percs carving out a solid, rhythmic groove. Punchy basses are contrasted with subtle melodies that really come to prominence on the break, big tune that will be at home in any box.
“Acidus” takes the pure prog route with a well crafted arrangement. The track begins its journey with a real nice kick and crisp hats, an organic bassline morphs its way through the various stages of acid accompanied with a deep sub bass. On the break we get some expert filtering and cool pads before getting right back to the groove, top stuff!
Purveyor of the finest deep house grooves Dimitry Liss delivers yet another slice of goodness for our pleasure with a little help from the awesome vocals of Kevin Bassett on “Nothing In Particular”. This track also comes backed up with a superb remix!
The original mix kicks off in true Dimitry style with a very unique shuffle style goin on. We get down to business soon after with a sublime synth chord that just oozes deep house. Cool strong and steady groove with a very catchy bassline and rhythmic percussions. The shining star here of course is the outstanding vocals of Kevin Barrett, soulful, sultry, sensual and funky! The lyrics are an absolute joy to listen to and they tell a cool interesting story, a must have in any club playlist.
Czech DJ and producer Michal Schwa and Australian DJ and producer Nick West make up the talented duo of Shades Of Gray. This duo have a very impressive list of releases and remixes and have had their own tracks remixed by the cream of the crop in house music. Here the guys have created a simply stunning remix, they have chopped the vocal beautifully and the arrangement allows it to stand out well. The track takes on a much more deep tech approach with the deep bassline contrasting well with a real cool house chord and some chunky often grungy synths. A wonderful array of FX adds texture with an acid blip or two filtering through, awesome stuff!
Henrik is back with another round of his mellowed out progressive vibes on this two tracker “Days Go By”. His last release “Another Day At The Dream Factory” done very well with support coming from many corners and top download stores featuring it heavily.
The title track intros with a nice thud on the kick and a warm pad sweeping through, subtle keys come in and the percussion starts to build up a cool flow on the rhythm. The strings gain slightly in intensity and the bassline adds a bouncy touch with some very cool pianos filling in the background. On the break we get an almost trancey feel with the synth chords ramping up the groove, very nice indeed.
“XTC” takes us deep into progressive vibes with a journey through a myriad of lush sounds, lots going on here and a perfect example of Henrik’s technical ability to be able to marry all these sounds while keeping the structure on point. Deep prog bassline with many different melodic sequences blending beautifully over a tight drum and percussion section. Elements of both house and trance are evident yet still offering a unique style, very well crafted and a joy to listen to.
Popular remixer on Eyepatch Daniel returns with the wonderful two track “Lofty EP”. Daniel spreads his expertise over many genres with deep house and chill out being his most active genres. Today we see him with his deep house mode in full effect!
“Lofty” intros with classic deep style, a chunky kick with hats and a nice tom drum percussion with added FX. A cool steady rhythm is built up and in comes some deep toned xylophone sounds which adds a brilliant layer to this vibe. The track picks up the pace with many more instruments adding to the cacophony of sound, super tight arrangement and a cert to be picked up on many playlists.
“Lengthways” takes on a more upbeat approach, an amazing kickdrum is backed up with a truly awesome percussion section that will hook you in right from the start. Strange spacey type pads add an eerie feeling and are contrasted by some soft short piano melodies. This sound progresses and borders on prog itself with a deep deep bassline and quality FX, very well constructed.
Deep house stalwart Victor returns to Eyepatch with his two track joint “Some Mellow Deep”. His last release “Deep House Is A Feeling” was well received from all quarters with support from all over. When he’s not producing stunning tracks Victor regularly features on Bonzai’s Basik Beats radioshow and always has a fine selection of top grooves on offer.
The title track on this release is one very classy slice of deep house, kicking off with a soft organ and a very sharp contrasting synth line, the bassline comes through early and hypnotises throughout. Tight drum and percussion arrangement provide a steady rhythm and groovy chords keep this track moving brilliantly. The FX come in just at the right time and some seriously expert filtering adds depth to this. Yet again we see pure quality from Victor, awesome stuff.
Now for something different, “Run For Life” is a track that blends many forms of house into something special. Stepping away from the usual deep house formula we get a classic offset bassline, the breakbeats bring back memories of lower tempo oldskool hardcore and the synth work is pure house driven which gives this sound a lot of character. A huge track that will stand up well in any club and keep those asses shaking.
“How Could I” intros with a dark vocal sample and super low end sub bass with deep housey chords, a cool solid kick ensues and a steady rhythm is born. The track builds nicely with some smooth keys and a multitude of FX which are expertly placed which adds character. An overall energetic vibe from this that will be a welcome addition in any deep set.
The impressively talented Sa.Du delves back into the bowels of tech fuelled house with another four track EP entitled “Secrets”. We never tire of the sounds this guy produces and with every release comes support from all over and this is no exception, super tight production of the highest order.
“Season” gets us started and the intro boasts an intense feeling which is backed up with a very sinister vocal sample. An awesome kick comes in over a very rich church organ pad with the percussion building up the groove. Real nice deep house chords keep the flow and a few surprises come around throughout which really enhances the overall vibe, top notch stuff yet again!
“Secrets” takes on a true tech house vibe with a cool bassline and some quality percussion arranging. Minimal sounding track with a some very nice notes thrown in, big focus goes to creating the bouncy rhythm using lots of wooded percussion. Brilliant use of the vocal rounds up a simply amazing track.
“Giga” ramps up the energy somewhat with a groovy rhythm built up with the tight drum and perc arrangement. Super cool keys add a funky flavour and again we see a vocal sample used very well which fits the sound perfectly. Definitely a track that will grace many decks.
Getting right down to seriously groovy business with “In To You”, a real deep sliding bassline provides just the right amount of funk to this. Upbeat rhythms will shake any ass thanks to the banging kicks and sharp edged hats and percussions. Again Sa.Du uses vocal samples to perfection and again this will be a firm favourite among many listeners.