darand land presents a new perspective of deep house where focal points converge and give way to layers of harmonic tension and emotion supported by nuanced drum grooves. in his words, it is a nod to early 90s urban house with postmodern anglings. mastered by jose rico.
darand land finally follows up on his heaven electric ep that first surfaced through pulp in late 2014. this time around, the package contains another 3 original cut + a super breezy remix by scotsman linkwood.
having made his label introduction with his remix of label newcomer villete’s “rillia-, darand land gets to spread out and show off his unique brand of euphoric and uplifting deep house on his debut ep for the label, ‘discover you’. the title track is classic darand land, with bright piano chords, buzzing organs and a thick chicago house bass line. siren-like pads fade in and out from the periphery, as electrifying percussion elements come into play. frank & tony take a turn and apply their signature style onto the former track, adding a chunkier kick with bright as day claps and hi-hats to propel the track through the opalescent haze draped over the melodic elements. on the flip, “marcela’s sense” is a blissed out, head down late night affair. cosmic pads swirl around glistening keys and repressed organ chords, as toms bounce among the steady hi-hat ride, lulling the listener into a state of euphoria. the ep closes out with the atmospheric, peak time detroit house cut, “souls awash-. a serpentine bass line runs the show amidst swelling pads and in-your-face kicks and percussion. as with all of his productions, the track shines in the smaller details that float in and out of focus throughout, lending the track’s weightier elements an even greater sense of gravitas.
2016 repress! paris based confluence records is entering the music scene with a stunning 4 track ep from true deep house scientist darand land. on this debut land provides his very own interpretation of the confluence concept. the result is a beautiful project that takes the listener to another sphere of consciousness, through a cosmic journey filled with intense feelings & emotions. a vinyl only release of 300 copies coming with artwork from aurelien farina, a french graphic-designer who adds his vision of confluence s concept to this exposure to form ep.
chicago based chris gray has appeared on multiple releases throughout the 90s and the new millennium. while some of his most appreciated works have been published through his own imprint deep4life, for the next pulp release, chris gets deep and melodious with some funked out synths whilst maintaining that lush deep atmosphere that has proven to be his signature mode.
pulps darand land has become the labels very own stalwart. being involved in every single release thus far, a new project of a certain extend would be the next logical step. heaven electric is a mini album that s being released in two 12inch efforts. the first part comes as a 4-track release with 3 originals and a soul moving remix by no-one less than the respected edinburgh native linkwood. from the first seconds this sophomore part of the heaven electric album showcases the signature darand land style weve enjoyed so much on the previous pulp releases. beautiful chords, pads, and thriving basslines throughout. of course, the linkwood remix included in this wonderful package is not to be missed.
pulp presents the labels sophomore release called loves cosmos by us house veteran darand land. after delivering a top-notch remix for the first effort (pulp01), darand agreed to come up with an entire ep for the labels forthcoming output. the result is well orchastrated deephouse sounds with that signature darand land vibe. the opening track the long night and the follow up soothe me both have that classic american house vibe to it while the ep takes a more percussive route on tribute to ron and anthony. darand continues to show his versatility on the downtempo track cling to a cloud which has that dreamy touch to it. jose lau helps out on the b side with his mix of sunshine to peaches. all and all pulp is determined to set a very classic standard in modern house. pulp02 is being releaed as a vinyl only limited product. first come, first served.
they give us a delicious lp with large amounts of deep moods, atmospheric and emotional house music (but not only) with synthesizer lines, synthetic basses, voices and breathing sequences. chris and darand are a winning combination.
the 4th downbeat release is by darand land. a talented producer who in the beginning of the century, released several jewels on deep4life. now, after years of introspection, he presents 5 deep house tracks with warm and smooth synth lines where it can be guessed his self-confessed predilection for larry heard and wayne gardiner. music with soul for dancing with eyes closed.
four exciting producers join together to form the fourth instalment of the freebeat series - an essential various artists 12”. plenty on show here including submerged techno, way out atmospherics, chugging astral grooves and trippy ambience! each artist pushing themselves to create something fresh and vital.
in certain times special things reoccur. raydilla returns to his warm pulp home with a balanced 4-track ep. the title track the feeling is that signature raydilla sound that combines nice thick drums with a grooving bassline and some moody chords nicely sitting on top. the vocal sample comes in sporadically to finish it off.
this is a vinyl only release.