the uks best kept secret chocky returns to dessous recordings after the success of his first outing, the well received self knowledge ep. here we see the talented dj / producer drop four tracks via the playtime ep - yet more sublime house music for steve bugs imprint. ‘double dip is a chunky, stripped down vibe, reduced the vitals that will slay dancefloors - firing percussion over a shuffling groove and a cut-up vocal reminiscent of pepe bradock. ‘organism is a deep affair - spacy pads provide the counterbalance to the tough drum track, softening the edges but keeping the vibe high. ‘soul alive taps into chockys clear appreciation for the 90s, with a strong vocal, atmospheric strings and a loose yet crispy beat. ‘playtime (dub) brings the whole ep home with yet another stormer - beginning as a driving basement jam but then introducing an unexpected piano riff that flips the script and takes things in a welcome jazzy direction.
after a considerable career releasing on numerous labels, as well as being co-founder of essen based label mild pitch, langenberg finally drops his first album under this alias. max heesen, (who is also one half of ribn with manuel tur) delivers the smartly titled central heated house for steve bug’s dessous recordings. the lp format suits langenbergs hypnotic house classicism well, allowing time and space to stretch out the grooves and moods over four sides of vinyl working both for the djs and perfect as a soundtrack for the autumn. the lp kicks off with jade, a melancholic, tape saturated introduction to langenbergs deep tastes. room 210 maintains this atmosphere, with fizzing percussion and warm detroit-esque melodies. groove 26 is perfectly timed for the hot summer, as lush rhodes chords and kdj style vocal snippets provide the heat for the openair vibes. the single from earlier this year shadows features the talents of vocalist blakkat, and caused some serious response when it hit airwaves and dancefloors alike. never worry is a heads down roller, built around a simple but perfectly executed bassline, while dreamliner is trippy laidback sunshine house all the way. ill be late and planitz proposal step back into the club, with langenbergs signature crisp percussion, crunchy hits and analog synth wizardry on full display. rain & roses closes out the album in a similar way to how it started wistful, thoughtful house music with soul.
always eager to champion new talent, dessous recordings unearth a precious gem from brussels-based lockwood, a duo comprising childhood friends gert-jan haegeman and billy hillaert. ‘lets talk sets out their stall: a shuffling, shimmying groove upon which an unruffled bassline and blue-tinged jazz chords blissfully coast. this is warm, dreamy, house so deliciously laidback and soulful that it never outstays its 9-minute running time.
claire ripley, the london based producer and head of her new phobic records imprint sends over some lovely extended and hypnotic vibes with this magnifi cent four tracker, backed up by a classy remix by gorge of 8bit and cecille fame. just the right medicine as summer draws to a close! written and produced by herself, & engineered by justin drake, the ep captures all the excitement & promise that a new artist like claire exudes, plus the added bonus of having one half of peace division working the mix. nice! title track labyrinth introduces us into claires world with long, drifting arrangements full of tension and cooly placed melodic sentiments. deeply tuned, chunky drums work the floor while only a handful of carefully selected elements sing their tune. flirting between sunrise synth-lines and tingling atmospheric moments its a haunting adventure into modern hypno-house. gorges remix of >labyrinth< lifts the energy a notch with his trademark rolling drums and pushing energy from the very start. using the main hooks with discretion this 8 minute drum workout is a tough, addictive and essential club tool.
time for round 3 in our recent celebration of dessous classics past, present and future… this time we have 3 hot remixes, courtesy of steve bug, langenberg and ripperton, re working tracks from the discowboys, two armadillos and phonique respectively...
10 years on and still going strong, dessous makes its mark once again with the release of three exclusive remixes of classic tracks, on a brand new off-shoot project, dessous classics. supported by m. landsky and karotte !!!
after the success of the beautiful and sultry ‚move with me‘ on poker flat 97, alongside patrick chardronnet‘s blissfully deep ‚days like these‘, david durango is back with three mesmerising tracks on dessous. like a dark, empty night made warm by the pure, reviving light of day, ‚striptease‘ is an epic tale of love and resolution. skipping, light percussion flourishes are joined by memorable chord phases that wash through and over the senses. a tender and sincere detroit style breakdown is then skillfully danced out with teasing, climactic moments of tension. ‚human‘ is by comparison a lighter journey, as durango trusts his rhythmic instincts and pulls out some fresh and airy hypnotising synth stutters and a rich palette of spacious percussion. neo-chicago stlye, ‚japanese revenge‘ is a faster paced deep-down groover that works chugging organ stabs and jacking beats along with glorious room-filling bending synth glides. it‘s a versatile track that sums up durango‘s unmistakable talent for creating an atmosphere and a celebratory, old-school vs new school vibe. durango‘s skilled, un-rushed style is the key here, and leads to three very unique dancefloor excursions, each with their own directions, moods and tingling electronic atmospheres.
the third dessous by st. sebastian comes along with a nice mymy remix. he turns the original into an irresistibly funky tech-house tune. starting from a reduced rhythm pattern their mix obtains your confidence by fraud with secure house-stabs before more and more weird sounds are added to take you on a trip.a fantastic and innovative mix by berlin based upstarts and playhouse recordings artists lee jones, carsten klemann and nicolas höppner aka mymy. >snow white< rounds up this great 12 with more breezly beats and these distinctive way-out synths
londons chocky joins the dessous recordings label and shares four tracks of sublime house music on steve bugs imprint. self knowledge is a deep, techy roller clocking it at nearly 10 mins plenty of space to expand into its full potential the groove grows ever more hypnotic and engaging as the track unfolds. next up is ‘a reefa - a non too subtle reference to a certain herb that might have inspired this loose yet highly funky deep house jam. casa de estrela changes the vibe up with a more direct and jacking track even though it would work at prime time, chockys feel for space and drama make sure the track will be heard in many diverse surrounding and sets this year.
ltd nice price summer deal , berlin & schwerin based nu-breeds-de-jour goldwill cook up a rather special release as dessous teeters ever closer to its 100th release! >discooker< comprises of 3 original tracks on the vinyl. sauntering off into the night, >nachtzug< delivers a tripped out, jazzy jam that skips between off killer house and laid back disco editstations… a freaky warbling synth tone becomes the main destination as skipping beats and warm, coal-fired beats pump throughout. title track >discooker< is a true testiment to goldwills skills in audio-culinary. splicing micro samples, elastic beats and beautiful synth work, this groovy late night journey track deserves 3 michelin stars. >sketches< is a more tripped out jam featuring fantastic vocal manipulations, deeper-thandeep synth hypnosis and some clever timing which reminds of some acid drenched french filter-funk action! needless to say its a killer for the late, late hours.
ivanlatyshev is a record producer and dj with more than 10-years experience, having grown up in russias cultural epicentre of st petersburg. developing a love for deep house, the young producer has been releasing his perfectly-realised club tunes on labels such as toolroom, and now provides us with a second outing on dessous recordings. the art of flying ep presents two original tracks and a pair of remixes of the lead cut. the original art of flying is quite a statement a jazzy, swingy beat introduces the track, before solidifying around punchy 4/4 groove. restless synths drift in and out resulting in a track that is both exceptionally funky and deeply wonky - topped off with a killer spoken word vocal. the ever-dependable eddie fowlkes steps up on remix duties and supplies a more jacking interpretation, adding a filthy bassline on his fly mix. the same track also gets a crazy dub rework which expands the space within the track and strips it down for maximum club effect.
james dexters star has been rising for a while now - the young brit turning out killer tracks regularly on the back of hugely well received dj sets. on his second outing for dessous recordings, dexter does what he does best - four slices of deep, funky and vibing house music for the floor. lead track drift is typical of dexters flair for subtle, edgy sounds, wrapped inside a warm and inviting groove. elements come and go, but the shuffling, infection feel runs throughout. take me is a more upfront vibe with a seriously bumping groove - dexter clearly well versed in the roots of house music from chicago. ‘whose rules ?’ is a snappy, bright and lively production, with a sub bass that will troubler some of the world’s best club systems in the coming months. the light, jazzy vocals offsets the groove perfectly - sure to be a big tune for a wide variety of djs. the last track of the release is disco deep - and it pretty much does exactly what it says - a swung, groovy feel punctuated by disco claps and balearic flourishes that will sound as good on the beach as in the basement.
hailing from japan, iori wakasa is a name that has been gathering a great deal of hype over the past few years - and with good reason. having built up his skills as a majorly talented dj in tokyo spinning a wide range of sounds and styles, his reputation continues to grow at pace thanks to a string of amazing releases on labels such as highgrade and wirsindeins in recent years - not to mention strong support by some of the scenes biggest names. here he proves what all the fuss is about - a stunning three track ep on steve bugs dessous recordings. be there starts things off right - uber deep vibes throughout, with bubbling synths and spacey effects, all tied together by a hypnotic chandler-esque rhythm track. give me continues the vibe, deep and jazzy chords punctuate the shuffling rhythm and trippy vocal samples add a layer of wonkiness that will see this get a lot of attention. feel it dizzy strips things down a notch, a bass heavy dancefloor filler with dubbed out percussion, effects and vocals snippets. a triumphant ep from iori wakasa - truly one to watch.
timmy ps latest outing on dessous recordings continues the long list of illustrious labels that have been home to his house vision. now based in london, timmy has a string of emphatic releases under his belt, not least on influential imprints such as local talk, extended play, dirt crew and madtech. with safety first, timmys playful approach to the deeper side of house shines though. the title track mixes crisp, crunchy drums with warm, soft pads and a bubbling bass line - a deep rolling cut with plenty of punch for the floor. the fantastically named grim fandango is a little tougher, with the snares and claps snapping tightly over a taut, un-resistible vibe. timmys balance of dynamics is masterful, each element perfectly complimenting each other to create a tour de force over 8 minutes. bosh is similarly crafted - the original echoing classic 90s house but feeling completely fresh for 2016, while james dexters remix is a robust, deep roller. this is house music made with joy and passion.
st. petersburg talent ivan latyshev drops a killer ep on the ever-dependable dessous recordings. ivan has been making waves over the past couple of years with his distinctive brand of deep, groove-heavy house music on labels such as what’s in the box, street king and spaghetti monster - but this to my youth ep sees the young russian step up to another level. the title track shows a deep affiliation for classic house vibes, mixed with some jazzy flourishes and swung grooves. the sense of euphoria is tangible, and the spoken word vocals add a level of house mysticism that will be always welcome on deeper leaning dance-floors. cant go away goes a shade deeper still, bringing layers of delay and reverb to the track that help shape a true slow burner. old ages also highlights ivan’s love of jazz rhythms and sounds, building from a live drum break into a rolling deep house monster - its infectious stuff and suggests ivan latyshev is going to be name to watch in the next months and years.
long an unsung hero of the underground, langenberg (a.k.a max heesen) has a string of quality releases to his name, both on his own solo as a part of his ribn moniker with manuel tur. this outing on dessous recordings provides yet another string to his bow shadows is a supremely soulful outing featuring the vocal talents of blakkat. liquid deep and balanced perfectly between euphoric and melancholic, shadow sees mark bell (blakkat) deliver an emotional invocation over a beautifully crafted track, with echoes of the master larry heard clearly present. also included on the vinyl release are two extraordinary remixes, uk legend atjazz providing a sumptuously realized fusion of melody and driving, dance floor urgency. brooklyns house veterans frank & tony (scissor & thread) drop a huge remix of their own to complete the package - serving up their distinctive and timeless nyc deep and raw vibes to complement langenbergs original fully.
sublime and slinky four tracker from james dexter on dessous recordings, steve bugs label for the deeper side of house. the young brit shows his mastery of the form with an ep that combines effortlessly club-ready grooves with exceptional sound design and a strong melodic sensibility. dexter clearly know a thing or two about creating dance floor moments, with each track exhibiting a classiness that belies his age. have it like that kicks things off with a chugging, hypnotic feel and crisp drums providing the basis for a cool vocal hook and thick, warm bass. no time gets a shade deeper and no less funky, while get to this points a little further towards the center of the dance floor. closing track 120 goes even further into the late night vibes with a seriously infectious groove.
the title track offers up a delicious concoction of rhodes keys and smoky jazz inflections before a brittle synth and snatch of soulful vocal usher in an entrancing chicago groove. utterly moreish, it s a tune to stick on repeat. philpot label founder jackmate s devilishly playful version does exactly what a remix should do: give the original tune s elements a fresh twist while respecting its distinctive spirit. a pounding kick, astonishing in its rippling intensity, underpins off-kilter and pitched-up samples that somehow hold together for an exhilarating ride. -fish paul- marries spacey eno-esque drones to a pounding beat and crackling interference. testament to gaiaschi s years of directing and promoting parties and his dj residencies at milan s dude and tunnel clubs, it s a tune that embodies a fine-tuned understanding of the dancefloor. -the point- rounds things off with bright keys and crisp claps, to build a dreamy, skilfully layered groove.
CAN YOU FEEL IT (NEW YORK DUB) / (INCL STEVE BUG REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D11.11.14
special 2017 repress
re-igniting the dancefloors twenty years after its original release, steve bug refreshes this classic chez damier production originally from 1992. can you feel it is one of those classic new york / chicago house jams that just defines a moment in dance music history. dessous label boss steve bug arranges two special mixes that celebrate and re-juvinate this very special record. steves straight up remix maintains the classic vibes with a sensitive 90s themed rework that calls upon clean, fresh drums and smooth sub bass as its initial building blocks. the instantly recognisable vocal is included, as is the hey-day chord vibes and glorious us house melodies. simply deadly in the right moments. a re-dub version is also included that spaces things out and opens up the strings in a breezy and superbly mixed club tool. a new york dub has also been included, dug out from the chez damier vaults and re-mastered for 2012 - highly prized vibes on this and his trademark, pushing, swinging drums keep us going on and on!
incl. mihai popoviciu remix ! llongtime globetrotter and dessous affliate phonique joins forces with acumen for the latest slice of deep, emotional house music on the irrepressible label. acumen, the multi-talented frenchman who also runs the renowned the time has chan- ged imprint, brings his trademark fair for melo- dic inventiveness to phonique s dance-foor edge - and the results are exceptional. the moment features boot slap on vocal duties, and dives deep into the underground party vibe - a sick groove that grows into a fully euphoric late night foor destroyer.
vincenzo returns to dessous recordings with something a little special. merry go round features the stunning vocal talents of language aka kaori kaneko, a haunting, drifting and highly affecting piece of music that sounds like nothing else.
liverpools andy ash has been releasing finely crafted, authentic house music for a number of labels over the past few years, including appearances on stillove4music, kolour and quintessentials. here he joins steve bugs dessous imprint and drops some of his best work yet - four slices of deep and raw house grooves.
uk stalwarts jamie anderson and owain k team up again for another sumptuous slice of contemporary house music on steve bugs dessous recordings.jamie anderson has been exploring and manipulating the links between house and techno for over 15 years, having released on numerous influential labels, both solo and as a collaborator with other top artists. but its his work with bristolborn hot-property owain k that is currently exciting discerning dancefloors worldwide. do you know, their latest collaboration, sees jamie and owain drop some serious sunshine grooves - shuffling hi-hats and a classic, chitown synth let you know that this is all about the good times. the spoken word vocal pays homage to forgotten jazz legends – the uplifting vibe sure to put a smile on the faces of dancers all summer long. jamie and owain switch it up on the other main track in this release.keep it pumping drops the tempo to 118bpm and digs its toes into the sand for a balearic-tinged nu-disco stomper. disco toms fire, the sub bass rumbles, and spacey synths and vocal samples wash over this expertly crafted sunrise/ sunset groove. a dub of do you know rounds off the release from this hugely talented combo
the second part of this strong remix package sees joshua - one of the pioneers of the san francisco sound - doing his thing on >into this lonely crowd<. a long build up plus distinctive use of atmospheric keys makes this the perfect soundtrack for hot and sexy summer nights. the original version by daniel scholz and matthias tanzmann aka gamat 3000 is included, too.
the formation tojami sessions - consisting of michel niepenberg, tom bucher and jacek darnowski hailing from frankfurt - is a new project on dessous records, yetl their members are already veterans in the game: tom and jacek have been producing together since ‘92 and are best known for their releases on the raum…musik label using the pseudonym skiebÄck. in ‘99 tom joined the crew as drum player. digging a diverse variety of house music, their first dessous 3 tracker sits perfectly within the labels sound aesthetic. >depth< is a long building journey - providing moments of deep contemplation before lifting you higher again with the injection of sheer, raw energy: a fierce kicking bassdrum, congas and a strong bassline that sneaks in through the backdoor are smoothed out by strings, warm chords and a nicely flowing rhodes solo. >fame< oozes with funk - raw, metallic rhyhtms that owe something to vintage chicago. they keep it classic with the closing track >lake st. clair< that sports a bumpy analogue bassline and shimmering keys. dessous records still riding high!
following vincenzos astonishing recent album, >wherever i lay my head<, which really elevated the producers status into the stratosphere, we continue the story with three new remixes, from cult legend tom middleton, smooth-talking newcomers genius of time, and talented uk-based mic newman. tom middleton, who needs no introduction as the legendary producer behind such classic projects as the jedi knights, global communication and cosmos, hands in a modern deep techno remix that shimmers with melody and dubbed out echoes of the original version of >sometimes saturday<. leaning towards epic, with moody old-school synth builds set against contemporary punching bass tones, it certainly doesnt disappoint. swedens maverick slow-housers genius of time rework vincenzos >106 downtown< which is also a work of genius in its own right. the boys add sensitive, detailed down-tempo beats with some wonderful warm swirling vibes mic newman transforms >hello!< into a crafty fresh tech-house groover with his dub remix. floating, ethereal synths mix with bubbling acid and liquid beats in this seriously smooth and complex mix.
greek producer and electronic music activist echonomist has been releasing distinctive and quality house music for years now, on esteemed labels frances time has changed or his own co-run vip label. an infectious blend of deep house fused with techy modern production has landed the up and coming producer on steve bugs dessous imprint with this, his debut ep for the label, featuring the vocal talents of berlin based upstart mz. sunday luv. lead track >real love< comes in various forms, the original being a vintage styled classic house jam, infused with sundays truthful treatise about love in all its forms. echonomists solid beats, chicago bassline and dramatic snare rolls make this a real showstopper. the track is then revisited in a more east coast slow jam style, full of lovingly produced details and warm summertime synth goodness. flemish talent san soda reworks >real love< into a real late night burner, bringing in a more european electronic vibe with heavy bass and climbing dramatic synths. perfect for the floor and the heavier moments, it complements the originals more old school aesthetics perfectly.
safeword is an exciting new act comprising of 2 dedicated us-based producers, clint stewart and marc smith. their low slung, warm and sexy sound already gave way to one ep on paso music and now we find them really hitting their stride with their debut for dessous. lead track >you can you will< introduces us to safeword s world, a sleazy, percussive and intricate gel of textures, flavours and audio fetishes. punchy, bright production characterises this modern house jam. the eventual arrival of a deep and spritual melody is surprising and instantly turns the snaking drum tool of the introductory minutes into an anthemic, autumnal beauty. leading dessous and poker flat man phonique turns his hand to the title track with a cheeky, energetic remix. aimed at the floor we find a more uptempo groove at the heart of his mesmerising tech-house re-work. the soft bell tones floating throughout >tangent< are perfectly melancholic, while tough driving beats urge us forward, making the perfect partnership bewteen cinematic sound design and bass-heavy floor dynamics.
following vincenzos incredible wherever i lay my head longplayer, weve got more delights in store with this single including remixes from jimpster and the retro-tastic tuff city kids. seduction is the outcome of vincenzo teaming up with brazilian artist diogo accioly of talking props. the expertly crafted original version of seduction is included here in all its bright and airy glory. the master of subtle chord changes, captivating song-writing and bright, glistening production, we are treated to an extended version of vincenzos future classics! one of the uks most distinguished house activists, jimpster takes the reins in an easy going and summery modern chicago-style jam. raw drums and modulating bass drive this summery yet melancholic re-think. opening up the synths and reverb channels, jimpster introduces flourishes of effected vocals as he leads us deep into his swirling audio world
finally dessous key-artist vincenzo is back in the spotlight with his third full length album. some 9 years after ‚welcome to zanarkand, his last long-player, the berlin based producer has been making magic in the studio, crafting what is sure to be his greatest work yet. taken from the cd version of >wherever i lay my head< these 10 tracks form a glorious journey through rich, spiritual and stunningly crafted electronic sounds. vincenzos cristal clear production and years of writing experience have culminated in this heroic new work
james burnski burnham is one of the uks most prolific and talented house producers. having already contributed a run of beautifully created records to the dessous and poker flat catalogue, its time for his next elegantly crafted ep - >sometimes takes longer< on dessous.
dessous turns to the uk for its 101st release with long-time electronic hero jamie anderson teaming up with fresh-faced owain k. the pair have already made their mark with several joint productions, yet this 4 track ep for dessous really brings their skills to light.
vincenzo certainly needs no introduction as one of the dessous and poker flat camps central artists. now he is gearing up to release his next full-length album in 2011, the first single to be featured is the breathtaking >the clearing<. beautifully warm and overflowing with atmosphere, this anthemic modern ode to introspective moments on the dancefloor swirls and builds with incredible depth and clarity. like opening the door to a secret garden full of wonders, this powerful moment of positivity sends unifying waves through clubland. the equally special dub version works the groove further with a straighter edge and an even later night theme emerges through the blissed out wash of chords and subtle harmonies. veteran producer ian pooley is enjoying a comeback of late with his classic soulful house sound once again brought back to the floors. his stunning remix pays tribute to all the power and emotion of the original, while cutting up some old-school flavours and laying down that classic pooley key-led funk.
guti on a2 is the south american talent enjoying a recent boom with his post-tribal, neo-minimal grooves. he remixes >perfect stranger< into a roaring percussive journey, full of tumbling congas, dramatic fills and fx. its a heady, psychedelic mix for thelater hours!
this vinyl format is featuring the 3 exclusive tracks of the upcoming 2cd compilation. tigerskins >voodoo< is a bizarre vocal wanderings and chunky beats set the tone from here on in. the new cat andrade contributes a cheeky, bumpin house of >merise<!
andrade is the fresh faced insurgent whos been pulling at the hearts and ears of listeners ever since his debut release on the french label time has changed last year. now, in only a short time the young man has built his sound so that it captured the attention of steve bugs dessous imprint. the pumping, disco storm that is face de bouc is like taking a ride down the street into funkytown centre! lazy, swinging beats underpin a monster baseline track that lifts and builds as hot horns and cosmic elements become intwined in the mysterious narration. fellow french power player d julz remixes‚..de bouc in his typical upfront and hi quality style. urgent, dubbed fragments of party house phase in between flashing, energetic percussion. housemusic 2010. the tight grind of old rules is a perfect companion to these two monsters, then. operating on devious, dead funky sub levels its a tight and modern take on stab laden house classicism.
one of the uk leading purveyors of funky, underground and cutting-edge house, burnski steps up to bat once again with >me and you< - his latest 12 inch for dessous. after recent outings under steve bugs poker flat imprint, as well as an amazing remix of gamal kabars >4 lally< on the new poker flat digital platform, our man continues his story with 2 up-front originals house cuts dripping with class.
trickling, throbbing and swirling around an excitable voodoo house percussion track, the haunting vocal snippets and midnight synth hooks of >me and you< combine and build to a veritable crescendo. understated, cool and collected, its a mature track that finds its roots firmly in the tech-tribal house patch, yet reaches out in the beyond with freaky, funky vibes throughout!
>the light< kicks off with a suitably burnsksi-esque groove, slowly unfolding into a jacking, bouncy and fresh classic houser. airy, playful and glistening with the morning sun of a new day, the track doesnt let go of the night however and makes for a real late-doors burner. no-nonsense quality house music for those who know.
our man ryo murakami sends over the next transmission in his exciting and growing catalogue of productions. always inspired by the raw and soulful sound of chicago and new york, this next ep puts forward his vision and continuation of this timeless house feeling. lead track >just for this< is a wonderful celebration of heavy slow motion house. classic house references and even a few classic samples meet in a dirty, deep ride into the tweaked out and extended vibes of the late night people. a journey through the city of house, a perfect refl ection of the times, bringing warmth and light in a once colder world. graeme clark aka the revenge, a fi gure who has enjoyed much success with his deviant disco sound, steps up for remix duties - and a fi ne job he does too! building his mix from the bare bones, adding a little more pace and forward momentum, his version is also tightly bound within the roots of emotional, deep vibes house. this is an outstanding remix - functional, clear and fully devoted to the classic sound. on the b side a mysterious original, >untitled<, sees ryo pushing things a little further still. the energy levels climb higher and higher as this modern hypno-houser phases and pulses upwards over nearly 8 minutes of jacking, sample laden freshness. we love to visit ryos house, where everybodys welcome and theres smiles all round
our man from up north, moodymanc returns on dessous with another impressive ep brimming with tasty drum dubs, lip smacking deepness and a sizzling remix from dplay & manuel tur. the entree tonight is omlette, a slow building exploration into the depths of moodymancs percussive, synth laden studio style. growing from reduced beats into a room filling perc-dub-house beast, complete with a generous side portion of crispy drums and club-ready high production values…! its a hynpotic, uk meets berlin lesson in modern deep house and were sure youll be hungry for more. stalwart deep housers dplay and manuel tur lend us their 5 star audio-cooking skills with a pumping and dramatic remix that lifts the energy to the rafters with its phasing synth themes and stacatto bass line. guaranteed for the floors, inside and open air alike, this stunning rework combines darkness and light in the unique and addictive way only this pair know how. on the flip we find talker (drum dub. reduced tribal percussion and intense spacial effects are the name of the game here as moodymanc lays down a must-have rolling drum tool that will no doubt find its way into the bags of more creative and djs out there… and stay there forever!
david durango lands a fresh offering on dessous with a smooth, colourful and complex ep refl ecting upon the modern house movement. fresh from a string of highly praised releases on pokerflat, the perfect day ep really shows off davids passionate and deep musical abilities, and is backed up by a contemplative and dubbed out remix by matthias meyer. lead track‚ perfect day blends durangos trademark complex melodic signatures, amongst lush washes of euphoric synth textures, tight and tricky beats and innovative sound design. a stepping bassline underpins the moody and uplifting journey into the deep blue beyond, as an intertwining narrative of building elements light the way. wonderful stuff for the night or indeed the day. well known for his extended, percussive trips and bombs on hamburgs liebe* detail imprint, riser and climber matthias meyer re-works perfect day into a drifting, melancholic afterhours bomb.
after a string of highly regarded releases on home label 20:20 vision, uk producer moodymanc aka danny wards strongly original sound and taste for the party has now brought his music to german shores…. his freakily percussive warehouse tool >preacher (bum bum drum dub)< recently featured on steve bugs bugnology 3 mix, and steve was so into moodymancs stylings he simply wanted more!! >snore (dubba dub)< is a finely crafted tribal edged beast, full with invigorating percussive elements, haunting vocal sustains and mancs now trademark dubba-dub stutters. its a roomfilling club tool, infused with the all buzz of a rio carnival, and indeed the warehouse jack of the uks rich northern club scene. switching musical zones slightly, but of course not compromising on quality, >next song< takes us into the darker, deeper and more playful of moodymancs acidic heritage. as a regular dj at the legendary back 2 basics club in leeds, this fellow certainly knows a thing or two about working the floor, and this cut will rock it with equal amounts of deepness and naughtiness! the original, more blissed-out version of ‚snore‘ is also included, which really shows off the musician skills behind wards productions. this real celebration of house is characterised by razor sharp percussion and tastefully soulful synth work, evolving and morphing into a dreamy yet energetic trip… quite a package!
having quickly established himself as a bright new talent, with releases on respected platforms like drumpoet community, resopal and sthlmaudio, langenberg is the latest promising producer to grace the dessous label catalogue. a long flowing, proud and distinctly current sounding moment in house, >alternate rhythm< stakes its foundations in filtered, warping vocal loops, deeply rooted percussion and dubbed out effects. an urgently rousing synthline lifts the tension higher as langenberg breaks it down in classic style, resulting in a fulfilling and tempting treat for the dancefloor. berlin residing sensation sven weisemann first introduced his talents to the world through his work on the styrax leaves and mojuba imprints. now the young nu-wave-deep-house producer adds his own special touch with his ?allop rhythm remix? stripping down the original? sound palette into a delicious trip into precision dub deepness. taking inspiration from the legacy of both the us and german deep house fraternities, weisemann makes his intentions clear with this beautifully crafted, collectors?cut remix. tracklisting: a alternate rhythm b alternate rhythm (weisemann? gallop remix)
this hot new e.p. for dessous introduces two new artists to its roster, in the form of well known and highly respected producer & dj ripperton, who runs the successful perspectiv label, alongside co-owner and recording artist sam k. this mixed and exciting release is headed off by the deeply spaced and simply hypnotic ‚eze‘, a straight collaboration between ripperton and sam k. its bouncing, deep techno pump underpins the track and keeps the pressure constant, while a wonderful phasing synth motif is explored and unfurled as the journey continues. beautiful atmospheric modern dance music! next sam k takes the reigns alone as he introduces the slower, fantastic world of ‚desperate housetrack‘. the title might be a clue to where the melody takes its inspiration, but this tough little groover has more than one surprise up its sleeve, showing off sam‘s love for slow burning, thoroughly explored arrangements. ‚slipstream‘ is ripperton‘s own unique solo voyage through contemporary acid house. its a stripped, low-riding jam that harks back messages from days of old but still had that fresh 21st century sound going on. a great dj tool and indeed a bold statement about the merits of keeping it deep!
the pump ep is a typically genre-bending mixture of pumping, groovy house tracks, exploring the many sides of this highly regardedproducers fruitful repertoire. lead track the pump is a vivacious number that takes a clean, modern house aesthetic as a base and later infuses it with a dirtier, earlier morning vibe, with phoniques playful use of the resplendent chord stabs. its a slow burner indeed, and yet another example of his effortless arrangement talents. fancying a spot of fresh air and a trip into the audio countryside, bike ride is an even more playful journey into the kooky electronic world of phoniques studio outings. solid drums and warm sub bass provide the energy for all manner of pops and tweaks to unfold. its another deeper track but be warned it still has the power to lift a crowd up onto its tip-toes. going down more of a techno route, tooltime completes the package and breaks out the big guns for some serious heads down dancefloor ignition. urgent and tight late night action, not for the faint of heart, the tracks title is too modest - it should really read ‚ peak time
played by karotte, sebo k, shinedoes... >hamlin< leads us down a path so groovy, its hard to resist this dreamy tale from the very beginning. steady pushing drums define the tracks mood, amounting to a tactful combination of classic deep house vibes flowing freely against solid and functional percussive elements. drifting late night synths and childlike, ethereal chants osmose the mind of the listener, warming and arousing, spreading only positive energy on the dancefloor. deep vibes rec sascha dive takes hamlin off on his own trip, elegantly stripping down the groove of the original and spacing things out even further. this mix is a pure and prolonged snapshot of the orignals travelling mood, building the groove in subtler steps, emphasised by dives treatment of the chanting, spinning vocals and playful, live arrangement. opening with the same finely strung groove as >hamlin<, >snowflakes< introduces a beautiful and delicately dubbed melody amongst its bubbling rhythms
hot on the heels of acclaimed releases for four:twenty, dessous, sonar kollektiv, buzzin fly and his own diynamic usic, house producer du jour mladen solomun returns with his second stunning single for dessous after the sublime >sambada ep<. >woodstep< is a percussive trip to the heart of house, a tech-tinged groove peppered with strange tribal rhythms, evoking a midnight trek into the sultry tropical rainforest. on the flip, >no comment<, an analogue bubblebath of a bassline propels a techier cut, where detroit washes do battle with stepping keys, a crisp beat and belches of hissing smoke. halfway through, a spoken word sample ushers in lush echoic piano chords, taking the track to the next level. combining the heavily rhythmic bustle of classic house with the darker touch of techno in his own idiosyncratic & dancefloor - capti-vating way, solomun once agains shows why hes rapidly becoming one of the most in-demand producers in the game
finest deep atmospheric tech house !! nivek tsoy, the producer with the exotic sounding name, adequately first surfaced on the scene with a track on dessouss recent extraordinairy compilation >best kept secrets<. even though this following exciting debut 3-tracker is bound to pull him out of anonymity immediately
the brandnew double album dessous best kept secrets offers a seductive and passionate glance through the keyhole of the new deep of house music from dessous recordings. the double cd, wich includes a brilliant dj mix by vincenzo, is accompanied by 2 separate 12inches feat the 7 new and exclusive tracks. this second part includes tracks by iscemi, audio soul project and steve ferrand & pete sung
goldfish und der dulz are now dropping a bomb that will outshine the others these two awsome guys are cooking up their next soup on dessous recordings. 13 klaenge, is a dark, spooky track, catchy and hypnotic, and takes you on a real psycho trip. warm sounds on a cold tight beat, a hihat from somewhere beyond and a melody that sticks in your head for hours. chirocco is housey and definitely focussed on the floor with sharp pushing hihats and a weird melody
solomun aka play has been one of the moving spirits in hamburgs electronic music scene for quite a few years now. he hosts the beloved diy club series and runs his own label imprint diynamic music. he also produces music himself. this two-track ep features >samba< on the a-side, spreading a warm, if twisted feeling, guaranteed to win over clubbers everywhere with its elaborate build-up. little ups and downs keep the tension at maximum level, real edge of the seat stuff as you wonder what is going to happen next. exciting times on the dancefloor!on the b-side >lambada< keeps the good vibes coming. this track is based around a fresh and versatile percussion set-up, a nicely moving and grooving bassline plus a recurrent chord theme. all in all a very good reason to shake your booty! nice on
a fresh new three album track remix ep containing mixes by charles webster, the long term deep house maniac who serves to be an incredibly good choice, will saul, label owner of simple and aus, and a final remix by the man himself phonique. the charles webster remix of worked it out starts off as a nice thudding beat with a crisp minimal click on the offbeat, until an echoing vocal sample swifts in and around starting off the soft but pushing shoulder shifting bass line. smooth piping reverbed blows outline an almost euphoric melody, a very trippy and atmospheric tune with soft cymbals pattering away in the background. soothing sounds and housey chords mix perfectly to make a chilled out dreamy beach tune with a nice progressing beat. a swerling bridge with a 90s casio chord melody steps in and then fades out to the echoes of the vocals drifting silently away into the sun. on b1 its the will saul remix of bang. dun, dun, dun, dun, whoosh! - then a descending high minor melody calling with an electric bass response. squeeky bird sounds and weird reverbed chords makes you feel like you‘re in a crazy dream falling and falling yet the beat keep you stable and composed just about! an out of tune dungeon computer game. strange but true and also very interesting!! and finally, on b2 its the phonique version of space cruise feat. gui borrato. trekking through a spaceship journey tune with mechanical functional sounds releasing here and there. a repetitive two noted melody comes in and fades out, is replaced by an array of spaced out tones, arrivies back again, meets up and resounds into a fanc
slamming hypnotic techhouse action from henry (known from his classic releases on container, harthouse , mfs, superstition...) and denis karimani aka remute. dominated by a sustaining synth-chord, percussive beats and a funky bassline-bit this tune sounds absolutely fresh... incl superb efdemin remix (dial, liebe*detail...)
this special one-sided 12inch is strictly limited . >bang< will appear on the new phonique album >good idea< which will be released in early may on double-cd and double-12inch. the dry and mystic clubtrack is characterised by a weird anticlimax / climax and a sparse rhythm construction which will prepare the dancefloors for >good idea<.
two armadillos are giles smith and martin dawson. their sound can loosely be described as deep house with more techno influences, whether that be detroit or modern minimal sounds. their tracks have warmth, depth and groove, yet have enough energy for the floor. “tunnel of light ep” on dessous is their first release working together. with more material ready expect to hear more about two armadillos very soon. tip
john is a great classic and deep house tune with nice chords and a cool build up which makes the track perfect for the dancefloor as well as for more relaxed moments sole channels finest mr v adds a fantastic remix he tweaked out the original with a bir more punch to the beat and added a spaced out keyboard solo
a stunning 3 track ep. >enter the night< provides a very funky vibe. with minimal feel, typified in cuts (yeah, shake a leg!), this records kicks off with a house rhythm before a bristling bass really starts driving the piece along. a smoke filled voice soon comes in, throwing the listener off talking about nights and exits or no exits while the track >no exits< on b2 is a fine and dark mixture of crisp beats and glitchy percussion to create a forceful groove as spluttery synth stabs keep up the incessant pressure. cuts of mazi s vocal twist things just that bit more evil as the house edged mood continues its push further into new depths of mayhem. the driving melody in >sarabbath< on b1 is quite a head-turner and should create a stir in the clubs, using the more minimal and melody side of this great 12inch
after his dessous debut >bona fide< in spring 2006 st. sebastian aka gamal sebastian kaba returns with a new two-tracker. on >genetics< the young talent from manchester perfectly manages to produce stripped down and dark techhouse tunes. both tracks spread a rather dark atmosphere with their vocal samples and an elaborate choice of sounds set in the right spots, but still manage to make the hips shake. the title track >genetics< convinces with a sparse but very effective build up with synthie stabs and a wafting bassline. just as well and cleverly arranged is >backwardsman< on the flipside. the mumbled vocal sample and some spooky laughter hide in the dark behind a punchy kick, a deep deep bassline and some strange chords which make this the perfect soundtrack for your techy ghost train
as a producer d julz released his tracks since 2000 on labels like ovum, serial, 20/20 vision, paper, music for freaks, end recordings. now he is back with a fresh 12inch on dessous recordings.the title-track >berlingo< is a breezy and funky beatdriven mixture of reduced house music and technoid influences which seem to escalate from bar to bar until some hypnotic chords come in and set the roof on fire!moon harbour s finest matthias tanzmann & daniel stefanik created a fantastic remix of >berlingo< recomposing the original ingredients into a dark hypnotic techno house hybrid. deep and drifty >sulo< on b2 rounds up the single with a flashy bassline and nice sythnie and sound gimmicks
>dirty jay< on a1 is a mixture of steve bug and josh wink in one dirtbag. superfreak meets traffic signs. on the flip side we have two more old-school tracks, starting with >da shit< on b1. short synth bleeping repetitive sounds, a clear drum arrangement and an old school male voice-sample, these are the ingredients of this journey. finally >sophie< on b2 shows us this well-known oldschool dry bass, followed by a unintrusive atmospheric melody. all together will work on your floor very well !!
already played by karotte, an exciting 3-track ep. the a-side >cinematique< starts with a dark bass and a special rave-line, which leads you through the whole track. banging claps and sharp hihats makes this track a good choice for ecstatic moments on the dancefloor. the b-side boasts >praymantis<, a track reminiscent of old 808 state tracks, but stripped down to modern and soulful acid house. the second track on the b-sdie is >domina< which rounds up this versatile ep and has this special oldschool house feeling of releases on hibias or from don carlos from the beginning of the 90s. a smart and relaxed journey from clubs peak time to smart afterhour sessions
things like that, a chicago inspired dancefloor weapon, funky pulsating basslines, pert female vocals and smart acid bleeps.. this one will kick ass!! the flip side is really spheric in an unmistakable old school way.. remember ibiza 1995 !!
'the talk' is zoo brazil's first ep for dessous. the title track kicks off with some dry dub influenced beats before some beautiful keys and a warm bass come in. percussive elements and nice strings complete a deep and cosy track. next on is 'rush', a thrilling track with nervous acidic multi-layered synth attacks and punching beats. 'doing it' on the b-side completes the package with a hypnotizing acid influenced house tune. bubbling synth-lines, clapping beats, a full-on bass drum and interesting turns in the structure of the track make this a sure shot for advanced dancefloors
phonique is back with two fresh tracks on dessous.'weapon' is a true dancefloor weapon. chrystal clear sounds backed up with a large bass and dirty brutally oversteering synthlines characterize this dark track. the tracks and the city remix adds some housey warmth to the track without losing the snappy drive of the original. 'a walk in the club' is a straight electro- house track with a funky bassline which was inspired by phonique's dj gigs at f.u.n. / weekend
excellent deeper minimal tech- house with electro flavour (alexkid rmx), remixes comes from christian *c-rock* rindermann and matthias vogt (motorcitysoul) and the french guy alexkid (f-communications)
a side is a very funky deep- house track with some nyc disco old school influences. reckless nightsfollows this path, but some more techy elements shine through and fully reach the surface on the third track which might surprise the bgb fans and rounds up a very interesting and well produced ep
the album version is a great late-night dub version plus especially a super dope i:cube version between oldschool chicago rhythms, busy acid lines and percussive african-finger-piano style sounds. another dessous sure-shot!
a fresh mixture of different old-school bass salads and some new-school bleeping. >work together< feels warm and spheric, like a perfect snack at midnight for all house music lovers out there. >robotta< on b2: this sweety makes this ep the ideal company for delightful nights!
muddyloops sound can be described as electrofunktropic house. influences are a pastiche of 80s pop melodrama, early prince, hip-hop, electronica, old skool soul, deep/tech/early house and anything they listened to recently or long
even the biggest secrets will come out eventually…! and so we are very excited to announce the next in the series of dessous >best kept secrets< - volume 3 no less!cd1 - compiled by steve bug, cd2 - mixed by phonique..
finally dessous key-artist vincenzo is back in the spotlight with his third full length album. some 9 years after ‚welcome to zanarkand’, his last long-player, the berlin based producer has been making magic in the studio, crafting what is sure to be his greatest work yet.‚wherever i lay my head’ is a glorious journey through 14 tracks of rich, spiritual and stunningly crafted electronic sounds. vincenzo’s cristal clear production and years of writing experience have culminated in this heroic new work.
as one of the most prolific producers phonique released his debut-album identification on dessous followed by good idea as well as countless acclaimed 12es on labels like poker flat, dessous (including the hits the red dress and for the time being), crosstown rebels, brique rouge, global underground, renaissance, fine, mood music, simple, systematic and tiefschwarz label souvenir. hes also a much demanded remixer and worked for thugfucker, erlend Øye, detroit grand pubahs, manuel tur & dplay, zoot woman, kevin yost, will saul and many more
the smart and charming berlin based producer phonique (michael vater) returns with his second album! >good idea< is a twinkling rainbow, teeming with positive vibes and breathing the cosmopolitan creativity of a widely travelled mind. merging styles from deep- to electro-house, from nu-disco to hiphop, from lounge to minimal and techno to pop phonique created a sparkling piece of modern, urban music. >good idea< features the talents of many well reputed artists like richard davis, ian whitelaw, shadee and rodney hunter of aphrodelics, data mc and marc hype as well as top electronic producers like steve bug, gui boratto, vincenzo, zoo brazil, badmouth (mazi & cass) and fresh talents such as ruben or liora
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