Prepare yourself to be flooded with a ton of deep tracks.
First up are a few tracks from Gab Rhome. He is Canadian and judging by the titles, he probably also speaks French. Anyway, these tracks manage to infuse the normally dark genre with some levity.
I prefer this last one as it is a bit darker. I think this would have worked well in the opening credits of “House”
Next up is an EP from Journeyman. I love them both, but if I had to pick I would go with the first (vocal) one.
Next up are some tracks from the Anjunadeep compilation “Explorations 1” which I have not purchased yet, but I need to check out more thoroughly. The first track “Into the Wild” fits the exploratory theme and you do feel like you are about to embark on a journey into uncharted territory. I picture snowy mountains and burbling ice cold streams. Maybe that is because I just saw The Revenant recently.
Here is what I am unwinding with this Friday night.
When I first clicked play on this track I settled in for a more deep and ambient experience. I relaxed and put my head on the back of my chair and closed my eyes. I was in for a surprise because this track has an abrupt change of tone, but it wasn’t jarring. It didn’t cause me to sit up. Rather, I opened my eyes and said, “Interesting… lets see where this goes…”, and I closed them again.
These next tracks are definitely best experienced with the eyes closed and mind at ease. Imagine a beach or a Mediterranean town at sunset.
I think you can tell where this night is going. Let’s take things deeper with Yotto.
I love this second Yotto track. We start out with the distant sounds of children playing. This innocence and frivolity gives way to heavy and ponderous elements. Familiar isn’t it?
This dark and downtempo remix of “Sweet Disposition” (one of my favorite songs) is a great track to close out a mellow night.
Based on what I am hearing from these teasers, Volume 12 promises to be one of the strongest compilations to date. It is a testament to the strength and consistency of the label.
Here is a full track that will be on the compilation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.