Review: The bond between Sascha Dive and fellow German operation Ornaments Music dates back to 2008 when the Deep Vibes boss put out the Deepest America 12". His love for the original US deep house sound remains unabated on this new 12" for Ornaments, Tribute, with the title track notable for some deft sampling of cult Detroit DJ The Electrifying Mojo. Around his legendary tones, Dive crafts a bone shaking house groove with chords positively dripping with emotion. Bust out the B side and Underground Quality's Jus Ed lays down a killer phased out Deep Sleep remix of the track whilst Dive adds his own filter heavy Disco version. A fine 12".
Review: More classy dub techno from Germany's Ornaments with their latest release by Mathimidori: the lesser known alias of Jena-based tech house hero Mathias Kaden who has released two singles on Japan's Mule Musiq where he displayed his new-found love for echo-laden and glacial grooves. The Yosago EP features opening cut "Goya" which receives a terrific rework by label staple Rhauder, whose known style stays within the classic traditions of electronic dub similar to likeminded souls such as Rhythm & Sound or Deadbeat. On the flip, enjoy the personal and introspective deepness of "Sake" followed by the ultra-cavernous minimalism of "Yoto". Tip!
Review: Scottish producer Ross McMillan aka Carlos Nilmmns has for nearly two decades been releasing on well-known electronic music labels. His most notable tracks can be found on labels like Planet E Communications, TRAX Records, King Street Sounds, Circus Company and Character. He returns to Ornaments with another slice of artful songwriting, ranging from classic deep house ("Blue Room"), Detroit inspired techno ("Efflorescence") and cavernous dub techno ("Iris"), through to acid inflected grooves as heard on "Older Wiser", New York style downbeat jazz of "Copa" and stunning soundtracks like on "December In New York"