Deep Dump

I’ve built up a backlog of great deep tracks to share with you.

Eli and Fur released a new EP and below are my two favorites. If you like deep tracks to be heavy on the vocals then you will enjoy these two tracks.

Matthias Vogt offers a contrasting style to that of Eli and Fur. While the first track in this selection is vocal the final two are purely instrumental and sounds more like ambient chill out tracks.

Speaking of chill out, this track from Silk really hits the spot.

This track by Andre Sobota is a hard hitting deep track. The dark and dreamy vibes of this track make it my favorite of the bunch.

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Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep Update

Anjunabeats

Grum is really growing on me. He recently opened for ABGT150, and while I was watching the live stream I noticed a comment that I agreed with. It said, “Grum is the son of Eric Prydz.” I’d say that is accurate as Grum is rapidly becoming one of the best producers of progressive out there. Enjoy these two tracks.

This Nick Sember remix of Ilan Bluestone and BT’s “All These Wounds” gives the original track that extra bit of energy it needed for me to enjoy it.

Anjundadeep

This one is a slow burn. Skip forward to 2:01 if you are feeling impatient.

This dreamy track from 16 Bit Lolitas was one of my favorites from Anjunadeep 07. I love the vocals at 3:30.

Alpha and Omega

I knew Anjunadeep 07 would be good, but I was not fully prepared. The first time that I listened to the album, I jumped into my car ready to hit the traffic of the 405 on my morning commute. I pressed play on the album, and I was instantly transfixed. The opening track, “Passage” takes you by the hand and leads you through a lush dreamland. I’m not sure it is safe for me to drive and deep.

The closing track is even better. After the moving experience of listening to the entire album, this song made me feel transcendent like I was ascending to some type of musical heaven to meet the God of Deep.

I can’t share the full tracks, but you should definitely buy them.

Anjunadeep vs Spinnin’ Deep

I post a lot from Anjunadeep, and I realize that vibe isn’t for everyone. Anjunadeep sounds like an underground London club at 3am on a misty November night while Spinnin’ Deep sounds like a rooftop or beach party in Miami set to the warm glow of the setting sun. Below I will guide you through some of the highlights of Anjunadeep’s recent releases and provide you with an excellent mix from Spinnin’ Deep. It is my hope that you find your deep niche within one of these great record labels.

Here is the aptly named “After Summer Mix 2015” from Spinnin’ Deep. I am not a fan of much that comes from the parent label, but I think the deep branch of the label is excellent. If you like a more vocal flavor to your deep then check it out. Overall I’d say Spinnin’ Deep emphasizes the house in deep house while Anjunadeep puts the emphasis on the deep.

Here are 3 new Anjunadeep releases from one of their most exciting new artists, Yotto. 1:04 of the first track is where to focus your attention here. 1:35 of “Slowly” is also great and leads into a rich and textured segment at 2:11.

Next up is a representative sampling from Clarian. I love the first track at about 1:52.

Cubicolor is always a great choice when you are looking for deep tracks that work as chill background music while you are cooking, studying, or unwinding after a long day.

And finally, here is another plug for Anjunadeep 07. It is going to be amazing.

Trending Deeper

My EDM interests have been skewing deep for a long time now, and I am glad it is catching on with a broader audience. There has been an explosion of quality deep material and it allows me to fill much more of my day surrounded by the ambient mood-setting vibes of deep house.

Interspersed with quotes from famous movies, this mix by ATTLAS simultaneously serves as soundtrack and story all in one. Each segment blew my mind, but 27:10 was on another level. I absolutely love breaks in the sound and this stretch utilizes that heavily. Silence and absence again prove to be as powerful as sound.

10:28 marks the start of another incredible stretch. Proceeded by “Life goes on… it always does…”, 10:28 opens up a beautifully indifferent stretch of cold electronica.

Next is the mini-mix of the forthcoming Anjunadeep compilation. As usual, I love every track on here and have already pre-ordered the album.

Highlights: 1:20. 2:35. 4:15. 4:45. 9:20.

If you like the sound of that then make sure to check out the weekly hour long podcast produced by Anjunadeep. This is the ultimate study music.

More on the progressive side of things (a step up from deep) we have this wonderful mix from Silk Music. I love the first rack.

Dusk Chill

I just posted a sampler for your July weekends, but I think the yin to that playlist’s yang deserves to be posted. Here are some deep and progressive tracks for unwinding after a long July day. Turn these on and savor a warm sunset.

Again, if you haven’t heard of XYLO then you need to check out this brother-sister duo ASAP.

Here is another amazing track from ATTLAS. This producer came out of nowhere and appeared on mau5trap. The speed of his rise coupled with his masterful production and uncanny similarities to deadmu5’s style led some to believe ATTLAS was actually a deadmau5 alias. That was proven to be incorrect, and I am glad because now we have two electro geniuse gracing the scene.

Here are two progressive tracks from the Macarize label. Like all progressive, it calms me. The music gives a sense of gentle yet inexorable forward motion. It reminds me of the progress through time, and reminds me to enjoy moments as they come.

Reserve these tracks for dusk and after the sun has set. These have a distinctly dark tone which I love, but they are slightly unnerving. They all make me feel as if I’m being led down a path that I can’t turn back from, and I don’t know what lies at the end. Perhaps this is the unique way in which deep builds tension.