Today we share the newest EP from Netherlands producer Love Over Entropy (Michel Sanchez-Infante). First appearing in 2013 on Nuno Dos Santos’ label Something Happening Somewhere (SoHaSo), Love Over Entropy really made waves when Dixon retouched his original ‘Tonii.’ We encourage you to check out the back catalogue of Love Over Entropy, Nuno Dos Santos, and the whole label, as there’s tons of new music to discover. But today we highlight the three tracks from Love Over Entropy’s newest EP called ‘Sea’ – the title track, ‘Finisterre,’ and ‘Worth While.’
The title track ‘Sea’ may be instantly recognizable to some, as it’s been getting a lot of love lately. The track revolves around a strong, warm melody complimented with the repetitive vocal of ‘Sea’ and beautiful but not overbearing shimmering synths. ‘Worth While’ is next which takes the listener on a right hand turn into the deep. We recommend listening while while closing your eyes, soaking up every bit of the full acid synth lines and letting the full sound transport you away to some imaginative place. Finally comes ‘Finisterre,’ with its instantly identifiable fuzzy bassline and meticulous chord play. The full EP took us on a great journey, and is one of our new favorites.
Love Over Entropy ‘Sea’ is out today on SoHaSo in digital and vinyl formats!
It’s no secret that Anjunadeep is one of our favorite labels. We generally know what to expect, but occasionally there’s a release or remix that’s a bit “out of left field” in a very good way. This is just one of those remixes. Matthias Vogt is a recent addition to the label, with his ‘Seven Summits’ EP last December and ‘Matters’ earlier this year. We’ll be honest and say that while we didn’t fall in love with the original on first listen, this remix really got us excited to listen to the track again. Courtesy of Spanish producer Aitor Etxebarria aka El_Txef_A (his debut no less), we have the ‘Live From The Elephant Room’ remix of ‘Matters.’ Named after the Texas jazz club, this remix incorporates unique and moody jazz elements into the original. We always find it incredibly compelling when a remixer totally changes the style of the original, and this remix is just that. Be sure to check out the other ‘Cosmic Dub’ offering from El_Txef_A and something special from Tom Middleton.
Matthias Vogt – Matters feat. Phil Fill (El_Txef_A Live From The Elephant Room) is out NOW on Anjunadeep
Here at Side of Groove we love showcasing recent productions that may have slipped through the cracks and deserve all the press they can get. One such track, in this case a remix, comes courtesy of Mario Aureo, a Berlin based producer who’s released on labels like Knee Deep in Sound, Bondage, and Moodmusic. We really know Mario for his remix of Rampue ‘Leporidae.’
‘Anker’ sees Mario remixing Nuremberg Markus Homm. ‘Anker’ is one of those tracks that grabs you instantly with its clean percussion and groove, building into a real side-stepper without anything too aggressive. This is lounge music at its finest – head down, hands out, and feet tappin’. Enjoy it!!
Markus Homm ‘Anker’ (Mario Aureo Remix) is out now on Bondage Music.
Ryan Davis may not be a household name, but this Berlin based producer has been hard at work for over a decade. This release marks his first standalone on Anjunadeep, after a remix for Andrew Bayer (Gaff’s Eulogy, 2012, one of our all time favorites) and an appearance on Anjunadeep 06 remixing Olafur Arnalds ‘Only The Winds.’
First of five is ‘Paper Rockets,’ which intros the EP with three minutes of intricate and emotional sounds.
Next is one you’ll likely recognize, ‘Brun,’ which has been a staple amongst Anjunadeep artists since its release on the 7th Deep compilation. When you play this one out, make sure to speed it up to really draw out the grooviness of the melody.
‘Crawne’ is a heavier track, showcasing Ryan Davis’ diversity, with deep moody kicks and drawn out synth lines a la Stephan Bodzin.
‘Undine’ is perfect for late nights highlighted by its driving percussion.
‘Beyar’ closes things out right where they began, with space based vocal samples backed by an ambient piece. The whole EP is really a journey and should be listened through from start to finish.
Ryan Davis ‘From Within’ EP is out now on Anjunadeep.
Janeret is a deep house producer from Paris that celebrated his debut release in 2010 on High Seven Records. Since then his label appearances have increased and in 2015 he even dropped a 12” on DJ Steaw’s Rutilance label. I am quite a big fan myself as I am completely hooked by his deep and melodic style of house music. Unfortunately, I was too late to grab a copy of Janeret’s new vinyl only release on AKU. This new EP “JNRT444” includes two remarkable deep house tracks that combine killer grooves and organic melodies to create an outstanding atmosphere.
The A-side of the release starts with a sophisticated drum groove that’s hard to break down into single pieces. Everything seems to blend perfectly together and this creates sort of a tribal feeling. While you are still focused on the drum section, a subtle pad sound starts floating around and sets a beautiful dreamy tone. Well placed and delayed stabs round off this exceptional soundscape. This track was definitely made for summer!
The flipside of “JNRT444” is in no way inferior to the A-side. Although the synth line seems to be somewhat similar to the “Ether” soundscape, its rhythm has definitely more dancefloor potential. It’s not just the melody, but also the drums that give more focus to the hi-hat and the snare, which outlines a forward aiming groove. All in all, Janaret’s new 12” stands out when it comes to vibrating house music, in my opinion. Worth waiting for the repress!
Janeret’s “JNRT444” EP is sold out for now, but will be re-released on May 10th on Juno.
We were fortunate enough to catch rising Anjunadeep star Yotto in his opening duties during the recent Anjunadeep North America tour. You my recall that Finnish producer Yotto is responsible for some of this year’s hottest Deep House tracks including Wondering, Slowly, and Azzurro. We first heard Yotto’s newest, ‘Personal Space,’ in Jody Wisternoff’s Anjunadeep edition, about a week before the track received the honor of Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune. We’re very proud of Yotto for ‘Personal Space,’ and released alongside ‘Mulholland 99,’ you’ll soon see why it’s been so successful.
‘Personal Space’ is defined by its perfectly executed uplifting melodic synths, dark stabs, and simple percussion.
‘Mulholland 99’ is definitely under-appreciated and equally as good as ‘Personal Space.’ We heard this one played at live during Yotto’s set, and were instantly impressed by the downward chord progression of the stabs. Equal parts melodic and groove, take an attentive listen and let us know what you think!
Yotto ‘Personal Space’ and ‘Mullholland 99’ are out NOW on Anjunadeep!
We are a bit late with this one, but it’s been making the rounds the past few weeks so we wanted to make sure it was on your radar! Frankey & Sandrino have once again teamed up with two stunning originals out on Drumpoet Community. You may recall that these guys have been working together since 2010, and have released a slew of instantly recognizable tracks like ‘Lost’, ‘Save‘, ‘Cephei’ and ‘Starchild’ (of which the Hyenah remix is a classic favorite). More recently, the two teamed up to release ‘Acamar‘ on Innervisions this summer, which was one of our top 10 this festival season. Now we are treated with two tracks, ‘Ways Of The Sun’ and ‘Fornax’ out this month on Drumpoet Community.
‘Ways Of The Sun’ kicks things off with nearly nine minutes of an enchanting and melodic piece revolving around the lyrical prowess of Ia Öberg, crisp kicks, and subtle claps. This one is super emotional, so be sure to listen to it in full as the intensity builds quite nicely.
‘Fornax’ is a synth and percussion driven piece. We are treated to something different here, where Frankey & Sandrino really highlight their ability to make grooves and bouncy basslines.
Frankey & Sandrino ‘Ways Of The Sun’ and ‘Fornax’ are out NOW on Drumpoet Community!