Review: The prolific Finnish production powerhouse Trevor Deep Jr is back, this time landing on We Play The Music We Love with an urgent collection of machine-made techno delights for all times of the night. Lapien's remix of "Lights Go Out" is the perfect starting point for this EP, riding on thrumming acid bass and haunting pads with a rock solid beat thundering away in the middle. "#dub4 (Tape Mix)" meanwhile ploughs a much deeper furrow into, as you might well have guessed, dub techno, but that's just a foil for the powerful thrust of the original version of "Lights Go Out" which spreads itself across the whole B-side.
Cosmos Dub (feat Sven Weisemann & King Shorty) (7:49)
Like Heaven (feat Niko Marks - Sven Kingdom Of Heaven remix) (8:30)
Like Heaven (feat Niko Marks - vocal mix) (6:01)
Review: In the Internet age, it's remarkable that Finnish producer Trevor Deep Jr. has managed to retain his long-guarded anonymity. While mystery sometimes sells, it's the quality of his releases that keeps deep house heads coming back for more. On this 12", he's called in a few favours. King Shorty and Sven Weisemann lend a hand on the impeccably smoky, head-in-the-clouds brilliance of "Cosmos Dub", with the latter also providing a typically dreamy, deep and dubbed out take on title track "Like Heaven". His version largely omits Niko Marks emotion-rich vocal, which naturally takes more prominence on Deep's accompanying Vocal Mix. The fluid deep house lusciousness of "Prince of Helsinki" completes an excellent package.