Review: Various – Significant Others Too

Review: Various – Significant Others Too

Artist: Various
Title: Significant Others Too
Label: Wolf & Lamb
Genre: Deep House
Format: 12″, Digital
Buy From: Juno Records, Juno Download

A stunningly lush and laidback deep house release, Significant Others Too showcases some of the best chilled and spacey producers of the moment.

New York-based Wolf + Lamb label owner Zev leads the way, utilising a smooth classic house sample in “Forget the World” amongst a soulful groove-filled shuffle piece as featured in the ‘In New DJs We Trust’ mix on Heidi’s Radio One show. A soaring, uplifting track with softly rising build-ups, it prepares for the rest of a gradually shifting EP.

The slowness of the songs are balanced with intricate percussive layering such as in Slow Hand’s remix of No Regular Play (aka Nicholas DeBruyn), not failing to impress following their “Fast Tongue” single also on W+L.

A more tropical and upbeat vibe, “Ladyluck” mixes piano stabs with whispering vocals and spaced out effects.

The B-side from Lee Foss (aka one half of Hot Natured with current deep house favourite Jamie Jones), “Grinding” is the highlight, with a deep spacey vibe and catchy as hell soul vocals in the breakdown.

The heaviest track saved till last is Just One Night’s buzzy electro-tinged shaking bassy number, wonderfully dark with sparse brass leads and some cowbells.

Review: Flora Wong

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