Deep Tech House
- Category: Releases Deep Tech House
- Published on Monday, 23 April 2012 00:02
- Written by Super User
The Freerange Colour Compilation series reaches 9 years old this year and for the first time we’ve decided to include both a mixed as well as the usual unmixed disc. Grey 09 features four brand new and exclusive tracks which rub shoulders with a selection of some of the best tracks of the last 12 months from the likes of Lovebirds, Manuel Tur, Andre Lodemann, Alexkid and Jimpster.The Freerange Colour Compilation series reaches 9 years old this year and for the first time we’ve decided to include both a mixed as well as the usual unmixed disc.
Grey 09 features four brand new and exclusive tracks which rub shoulders with a selection of some of the best tracks of the last 12 months from the likes of Lovebirds, Manuel Tur, Andre Lodemann, Alexkid and Jimpster. Up first we have Melbourne’s Mic Newman with The Fidelity, warming things up nicely and setting the mood with soulful, disco tinged beats, shuffling Rhodes stabs and vocal hooks. Next, we have man of the moment Axel Boman delivering in spades on his remix of Lovebirds with it’s deep beats and Detroit pads.
The first of the exclusives come next in the form of Time by Arithmetics aka Pezzner and Matt Masters. Here we see the duo go deep with a harmonically shiing chord stab providing the focus while things go cowbell crazy in the percussion section. Class of 95 from Alexkid follows with its filtering cross-rhythm pads and shuffling beats and provides another insight into how less can oen be so much more when it comes to house music. Bassfort step up next with their peaktime slice of piano house Last Night followed by a brand new track from Jimpster entitled Late Night Blues. Andre Lodemann’s Together shows us just why this Berlin producer is ruling deep house right now and is winning fans all around the world.
Freerange mainstay Milton Jackson steps up next with DSI, showing us a new string to his bow by producing a deceptively simple yet lovingly craed lesson in deep, evocative house where the devil is in the detail and the space between the notes is paramount to the notes themselves. Super fat production and a proper old-school shuffling house groove are the name of the game here. Another regular freerange artist Manuel Tur gets the remix treatment from the legendary Isolée next.
Isolée goes super deep and twisted like only he can with an incredible bassline, stripped back house groove and random sections of vocal muting and un- muting as if Mad Professor was at the controls. Bas Amro has been making waves the last couple of years and here we have his beautiful track Ten as proof. Warm enveloping chords, heart wrenching vocals and old-school Guidance-inspired deep house sensibilities make this one a real winner. Relative newcomer Himan winds things down with a widescreen, slo-mo house track entitled Empty Pocket. With only a handful of releases and remixes on labels such as Connaisseur and Galaktika, Freerange are proud to be releasing this blissful, beautiful track from the young Portuguese producer.
Genius Of Time close the show with their remix of Kyodai’s Mi Rumba. focusing on the chiming arp sequences and looping marimbas, the Swedish duo build up the layers over a full three minutes before dropping into an absolutely killer stripped back beat with 808 subbass threatening to mess with internal organs. Only now is it time for them to start introducing the most heart-wrenching chords, slowly but surely seeping into your soul and wrapping you up in their sonic equivalent of cotton wool infused with Chloraform.