We’re pretty sure we can hear dolphins but we’re not too sure how to feel about it. We’re all up for atmospheric tracks and yes, the EP is called 'Sounds of the Deep', but is it necessary to have actual dolphins? The drum patterning is great and the bass is gloriously warm, but… those dolphins!
Cody ChestnuTT (basically the reincarnation of Marvin Gaye) proffers a joyously brassy love song in his version of his own track 'Til I Met Thee', released back in 2012, a treatise on life being a bit of a waste of time until the right person comes along. Here, Argentineans Jay West and Manuel Sahagun transform it — well, snippets of his transcendent vocal at least — into a mournful and magnificent house anthem of the most understated stripe. It will play your heartstrings like a banjo. The remixes, while able, have little hope of topping the original.
The original on Macarize was seductive enough to start with, though the remix from Alex H ups the stakes considerably with a bassline that’s blissfully deep, and a harmonic approach that smashes things into trancetastic territory.
Tresor resident Marcel Heese launches his label as PMH, a collaboration with Spanish producer P.E.A.R.L. ‘Entrance’ is a deep, swirling techno affair, steeped in the legacy of Chain Reaction’s cavernous dub and Function’s doubled-up claps. Sleeparchive provides a remix on the flip, but instead of his usual bleepy sound, he merely toughens up the kicks and adds an extra layer of jagged percussion that guarantees maximum impact.