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Deep House

Timothy and the Apocalypse took his listeners to alt-electro ‘Nirvana’ with his latest release

The Australian alt-electronica augmenter Timothy and the Apocalypse took his sound to new celestial heights with the release of his latest single, Nirvana; the merit of it is almost enough to dissipate the synonymousness between Kurt Cobain and the track title.

With the opening vocals resounding with a spiritually ceremonial timbre across the lush layers of reverb, the artist and producer set the bar transcendently high from the intro, and still managed to rise above it with the shoegazey dream-pop guitars which bring introduce the solid backbeat that affixes a strong gravitational pull to the ever-ascending melodic lines.

Midway through the track comes a euphoric uplift, which defies all expectations of Timothy and the Apocalypse. Since 2021, he’s held dominion over the ambient trip-hop scene and dominated the associated playlists. With Nirvana, he broke new ground by progressing his new release into a track that could fill a floor and rhythmically drive it into fervour. Amalgams of IDM and deep house don’t come much more electrifying than this.

Stream Nirvana and the THOLEMOD Remix, which hit the airwaves on September 8th via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Sensitive Golgoth’s ambient deep house cut, Aie confiance !, went right down to the bone

Life science researcher by day and electronic producer by night, Sensitive Golgoth poured just as much intellect into their latest single, Aie confiance ! as they injects into their research on how digital worlds may help humans empathise with other lifeforms.

The ambient deep house soundscape is an extension of their empirical work, which can be quantifiably noted through the blurred boundaries between the material and synthesised worlds. The groove-driven beats mellifluously cruise through the cathartically elemental atmosphere of the release that uses naturalism as a soundboard.

The transcendentally resonant bliss is a bubble that you never want to burst once the melodies get into intrinsically organic motion. Short of stepping out into nature and forest bathing, there’s no better way to connect with the universe than delving into Aie confiance !

Stream Aie confiance ! by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Freshcobar & Golden Girl released the deep house drop of the summer with ‘Days Long Gone’

Days Long Gone is the latest delicious drop of deep house from the undeniably hot collaborative duo, Freshcobar & Golden Girl; it is summer transcendence in a sonic bottle.

While the bass-drenched grooves dig deep, the Elysian vocal lines will take you even higher as you come up on the builds, which are tenacious enough to leave you on the hook of every ascending beat until the short sharp bursts of euphonic euphoria.

It is only a matter of time before Freschobar ascends from the underground as one of the most revered deep house artists of this era; his passion for the genre is conspicuous in each of his gravitas-graced releases.

Days Long Gone is yet another stellar release from No Ones Safe Recordings; if you want to keep your finger on the deep house pulse, we strongly recommend digging into the digital discographies of artists on their roster.

Days Long Gone will officially release on July 21. Hear it on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Aza.B dawned a new era of electronica in his deep house disco anthem, Funkin’ You Up

Lincolnshire, UK-hailing DJ and producer Aza.B’s raucously funked third single, Funkin’ You Up, grooves with big beats and even bigger blasts of euphoria.

After a blazing sax solo, the momentum starts to build in the vibrant electronica tapestry, which grooves through entrancing disco rhythms and the irreplicable atmosphere of deep house to construct a galvanising anthem that could only have been assembled in Aza.B’s wheelhouse of authenticity.

After getting a taste of different EDM scenes and cutting his teeth in many of them as a DJ and producer, Aza.B developed an understanding and passion for a myriad of genres before melding them into bespoke testaments to his boundless creativity. While other producers are attempting to go mainstream or fit into the confines of niches, Aza.B took the less pedestrian route with his interstellar productions to dawn a new era in electronica.

Funkin’ You Up hit the airwaves on June 16th; stream it on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

MJSB spilt sonic synaesthesia into the deep house grooves of her latest single, Bright Green

With her recently released EP, From Nothing, to Rushing, the UK artist and producer MJSB reconstructed the house genre by weaving a tonally sublime tapestry of sub-genre signatures.

The standout single, Bright Green, is a synaesthesia-spilling triumph of an instrumental hit, which paints verdant hues across the intuitively deep progressions that know just how to key into your rhythmic pulses and transport you through MJSB’s sonic visualisation of infectiously high-vibe energy and emotion. Tranquil and tantalisingly momentous in equal measure, hitting play on Bright Green is cheaper than therapy but can be as equally advantageous to your chi.

MJSB has been contributing to the airwaves since 2017. Since, she has received the support of BBC Introducing, been spun on the BBC Radio 1 Dance Show and worked with labels such as 1980 Recordings, 33 Music and Eton Messy Records. Her hit records have become a staple on Spotify editorial playlists, including UK House Music and Housewerk. With plenty more material in the pipeline, she has exactly what it takes to become one of the biggest names in the domain of UK house.

Bright Green is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Get your body beat to the blistering hot deep house drop from Freshcobar & Lavelle Dupree, ‘Story of My Life’.

It may be too early to call the deep house drop of the year, but Freschobar & Lavell Dupree set the bar euphorically high with their body rocker of a bass-drenched earworm, Story of My Life.

Deep House hits that allow the lyrics to bite as hard as the beats are few and far between; clearly, the San Diego DJs and producers Freschobar and Lavelle Dupree sharpened their lyrical teeth before making a meal out of the radio-ready edit and the extended mix.

Prior to producing the cuttingly contemporary track, the two artists who have become staples in the San Diego scene have toured the world, tearing up stages between stamping their passports. We can’t wait to see where they take their dynamic collaboration next.

Story of My Life will officially release via the San Diego label, No Ones Safe (NOS), on March 3rd; check it out here.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Kihmy added a new depth to house with her imploring vocal range in her cinematically arrestive single, It Won’t Be Late

Swiss-born electronica artist and producer Khimy has released her subversively arrestive single, It Won’t Be Late, which starts with an archetypal for house intro before the soulful resonance sombrely transforms the energy of the dance track by appealing to the deepest sense of your consciousness through the lyrics which decree that all will happen in good time and on time.

Uniqueness isn’t always synonymous with greatness, but with Kihmy’s imploringly deep vocal range and the way the complexity of her lyricism recontextualises her entrancing beats, those adjectives fit snugly hand in glove.

It Won’t Be Late is due for release on September 30th; catch it on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Astro Spectacular – He Has Risen: Witness the Deep House Resurrection.

Astro Spectacular brought the eccentricity of a renegade to their latest deep house track, He Has Risen, which was penned on Easter eve, and performed with a little help from The Conservative Pygmies.

80s synths, funk-riding grooves, and sporadic bursts of otherworldly influence make He Has Risen a deep house track like no other. The producer and songwriter, also known as Mooney Star, started his Astro Spectacular project as a result of the lockdown restrictions that prevented him from getting together with his band, Warm Leatherette. Going forward, Astro is set to take his cosmic take on deep house on tour across Long Beach, CA and release a string of new singles to follow He Has Risen.

You can witness the resurrection for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

X/O breeds euphoric ‘Chaos’ in his latest EDM instrumental

‘Chaos’ is the latest instrumental drop from the up and coming artist and producer X/O, who takes his influence from the likes of David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Alan Walker before melding the most entrancing elements together to create euphonically fresh mixes.

Any and all stylistic reminiscences are fleeting in Chaos, which progressively starts with a simple house melody before building into a euphoria harbinger. Instead of just pertaining the ability to fill a floor, Chaos also holds the capacity to whip that floor into an inhibition-less frenzy.

You can check out the visualiser to Chaos for yourselves by heading to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

WeAreiDyll and Olivia Ambani created a new milestone in the evolution of deep house with ‘Take a Chance’

For their latest soul-infused deep house mix, ‘Take a Chance’, WeAreiDyll, borrowed the vocal timbre from Olivia Ambani, who easily matched the vibrant tones in the soft and tropic beats.

Take a Chance is a mantra-filled dose of aural serotonin that finds a sincere way of relaying that nothing is a given, everything is a matter of chanc and when it comes to love, you may as well take those leaps of faith that can take you just as high as the vibes in this serenely incandescent single which stands testament to WeAreiDyll’s new wave of soulful house that entwines with African house music. The soul-deep high vibe track is exactly the kind of music we need on the airwaves right now.

Take a Chance is now available to stream on Soundcloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast