Review: George Btp has many strings to his bow, from his work as Dan Piu to his Allstar Motomusic aliases and his deepArtSounds label. His Zarenzeit band with Robert P has been quietly cruising since the mid 90s, although first surfaced on deepArtSounds in 2016 with the Black Inside album. Now the project returns with a limited 7" release for fellow deep house traveler Dubbyman's Deep Explorer label, and the results are as seductive and subliminal as you would expect. "Before Midnight" fuses swirling galaxies of high end synth work with a snappy electro funk backbeat, which Dubbyman reworks on the flip into one of his trademark deeper than deep dancefloor cuts.
Review: Leo Gunn is an artist that has been truly dedicated to the cause of Deep Explorer. To date all the artist's music has come to light on Dubbyman's bastion of Spanish deep house, and it's no wonder when you listen to the illustrious tones of his productions. Ahead of a new album, this 7" of mystery and wonder starts off in the utterly enchanting world of "Voodoo", a spaced out lullaby of expressive pads and the softest house tick buffeting along the aqueous sounds. There's a slight change of mood on the flip as "Moondub" lives up to its name with a spacious soundworld marked out by echoing piano notes and a rock solid bassline, but still that inimitable Deep Explorer mood prevails.
Review: Three years ago, Gregor Yan made his debut on DeepExplorer with a fine collection of jazz-informed deep house and downtempo workouts. This belated follow-up, an eight-track set that officially counts as the producer's debut album, explores similar sonic territory. Those in search of dusty, hazy and deliciously organic jazz-house should check the mid-tempo warmth of 'Exchange', the piano-laden slow-motion sweetness of 'If She Knew', the mazy Rhodes solos of 'Brother D' and the organ-smothered positivity of 'MLK' (which does, as you'd expect, sample an old Martin Luther-King speech), while those after more seductive, jazz-inclined lusciousness will revel in the haziness of 'Earth' and flute-splattered head-nodder 'Unknown Feelings'.
Owen Jay & Melchior Sultana - "Make Me Feel" (feat Mykle Anthony)
Petr Serkin - "Venus Shuttle"
Review: Ten years of Deep Explorer... The celebration started with "The Capsule remixes 10" that was released 2 months ago, now is closed with this "Far & Beyond", a double pack vinyl where the brothers and heads of the label (Dubbyman & Above Smoke) make their own selection of exclusive material into groove and dark deepest house tunes from artists worldwide.