Keydin – Remember
Keydin’s latest offering brings a dancefloor monster to the fore…
An almost breaky rhythm and dark vocal sweeps introduce the track. The kick holds back until the one and a half minute mark and from there the track builds constantly, the rolling bass relentlessly pounding. Rising synths creep up in the breakdown and drop down to reintroduce the groove.
Smashed the floor to bits when played by the Sideways DJs this summer!…
Remember (Chris James Rethink)
In between his new Coat Of Arms releases and a busy DJ schedule, man-of-the-moment Chris James has found time to bring his unique sound to the Sideways camp!
Chris provides us with a sub-heavy version which, as it states in the name, is a complete rethink.
True to his sound, with trademark old school electro pings and nu school boom he doesn’t disappoint!
A bouncy, clappy groover with all the right soft moody keys and vocal snips for the deep crowd.
Remember (Daladje Remix)
One of our newer artists, the mysterious Daladje, treats us to his unique style with his out-there remix. Heavy, crisp, intense percussion sits over a menacing bassline. Things stay innocent until the breakdown when the track morphs into a fluxing, almost laminated soundscape.
Classic Daladje, head food for the wrong minded!
Definitely a weird beast, one of the most intense experiences you could give your floor.
Remember (Soul Sway Remix)
Fellow purveyor of cool deep house, Savoir Faire Musique have let us borrow Soul Sway for a slowed down, deepened remix of Remember. Like the original on tranqs, still with the shades of darkness intact, the track sways (!) along nicely with a smooth bassline and late night organ vibes.
A heavy head-nodder bringing the track into slower house realms…
Fraser Owen & Bradley P – Slide To Unlock
First up is Slide To Unlock with co-producer Bradley P. An elegant slice of Ibiza-friendly synth led deep tech-house. Sweeping pads swirl over a powerful rolling bassline. The female vocal cuts sit over the shaking, percussion led groove. Smooth and sexy house to complement the summer!
Fraser Owen & Bradley P – Slide To Unlock (Omid 16B Remix)
On remix duty this time we have long-time pro Omid 16B who shows he’s still at the top of his game with this dark and ever so slightly twisted take. Some serious intricate and detailed programming! The pumping kick and bassline sit together nicely with bubbling atmospherics lurking underneath. The percussion has an almost organic feel combined with harsh metallic hi-hats and shuffles, and the original synth melody is kept intact for full effect.
Fraser Owen & Ben Macklin – Elixir
The second track on the ep is with good friend Ben Macklin. This one’s a slow burner that builds and builds with tension throughout. It’s rhythmic keys and rising synth bleeps complement the drum pattern perfectly. All built around bongo driven beats with a punchy, crispy snare. When it’s time for the breakdown the track really heads into spaced out lush territory before returning to the groove and that rising feeling continues.
What You Think You Know
Late night atmospherics with this steady house builder that can’t fail to get the heads nodding and the feet stomping. Warm keys sit underneath throughout driving the track in classic deep style, latin rhythm gently rises to a pulsing crescendo shot through with dreamlike twists and FX all woven together with a no-nonsense, heads down bouncing bassline that draws you to get lost in. A track that effortlessly does what exactly it needs to.
The Bottom Of The Sun
The deepest of the three cuts on offer here. A tight combination of rhythms and sounds lock to form a subtle yet pounding groove, whilst swirls and bleeps reverb all around, all made sense by the keys that tie it all together. The middle section introduces more jazzy keys that light up the mood, but whilst retaining a moody mysterious vibe. Dark vocals layer over energetic percussion building to a jazz frenzied tech soundscape.
Can’t Be Juxtapose
A futuristic, abstract tech jam freakout with skippy percs and intricate chops. Baila style drums build with Sci-Fi FX while dreamy vocals drift over hypnotic loops and almost fairy tale twinkly rhythms play over driving bass. Mindbending! Melodic stance is provided by the organ which is followed swiftly by the bottom end which bounces nicely underneath. The breakdown introduces some high frequency hiss and more keys, and then drops nicely back to the groove.
The original is an organ led house groover with a bouncy bassline and crisp percussion. Stabs and acid tweaks build as the track progresses but the track keeps it’s cool rolling vibe throughout.
On remix duty this time around we have Artform and Outland’s Jamie Anderson who delivers a darker twisted take on the original, a 9 minute acid monster for the dark rooms in the early hours. Samples are twisted and turned around the solid groove, guaranteed to make a few brains melt on the dancefloor!
Norm De Plumes remix is firmly based in the slower tempo house/disco vibe pioneered by his home label, it’s a slow burning 110bpm thumper. Strings build the tension throughout giving the track a moodier edge than the sun-kissed original.
diSapia’s mix takes us back to the dancefloor proving that deepness doesn’t need to be a slow thing with a wonky bassline, tripped out cowbells & percussion giving the track a caned disco feel. Twinkly keys dance over jazzy chords whiles subs swoop!
So Easy is one of the deepest grooves you’ll find this summer, So Easy delights with it’s cheeky vocals and deep sunshine vibe. A sun-kissed thing of beauty, a definite poolside delight! Matt Masters delivers in this deeper version, pounding hypnotically into a percussive, rolling groove with classic snare builds and a satisfyingly heavy bottom end. Rounding off the package is a remix from Keydin bringing a more instant dance floor feel. Cant-stay-still percussion sits over a rolling summer groove.