Hans Thalau – Asdis (Original Mix) [DEEP HO– USE]

Released on Shur-I-Kan’s Dark Energy Recordings in 2013, Hans Thalaus ‘Asdis’ is a tasty combo of deep house and tech-house perfect for a warm DJ set in Ibiza.
Hans Thalau – Asdis

Upon first hearing Hans Thalau’s opulent cut ‘Black CC’ we straight up thought it was the Mountain People. Chords that were engineered to a crisp, shouldered a dubbed bass that rose and fell like Mediterranean waves. When looking deeper, we were reminded that it was none other than the head of Thai Communications label himself. The German producer has been under the radar from those in the know, yet his synth-driven deep house cuts class him as one of the best. Released on Shur-I-Kan’s Dark Energy Recordings in 2013, ‘Asdis’ came to our attention after hearing a slew of other tasty Hans Thalau morsels. Brandishing a signature dubby bass, the melody of the synths give the track a frolicsome vibe fitting for a Hed Kandi, Defected In The House compilation or a tINI & the Gang party.


‘Asdis’ breaks this mould through the statement asserted in the title. It is a Nordic name for ‘Divine Being’. Echoed ambient stabs which one may find in an Echochord track makes you feel as though the ear has space around it to move. A chugging bongo is brought down to the ground by the toneless bass that innervates through its inflection. Hans is adept at warping a vocal, and this one seesaws ‘Follow me’ in synergy with the stabs. And why are you following? Because the realm the vocal is inviting you to teleport to is pure. Hans exhibits the finesse of a master keyboard player, each chord progression sounding effortless. The spirit of Kerri Chandler is felt, as the pads sound straight out of his 1990s release ‘Keep Me Inside’. Continue reading

Doomwork – Independence (Original Mix) [TECH-HO– USE]

Doomwork - Independence (Original Mix) [TECH-HO-- USE] Italian DJ due Specialising in progressive tech-house cuts that offer melody combines with a heavy bass.
Doomwork – Independence (Original Mix)

Lots of Tech-House these days have the druggy funk baselines seen on a Hot Creations Release, or a more heady approach by Get Physical. Independence, by Italian duo Doomwork flips the script a bit like a Christopher Nolan movie in the director’s prime.. The 2012 Cocoon release has a latin vibe, but a heady vibe making one feel as the title says, Independent.

Crafted for the 8pm timeslot of an outdoor rig in the height of summer, right when things are starting to heat up, in rolls a simple dubbed bassline with swaying Congos and percussion over the top. Added into the melody are two minor key mediterranean sounding melodies, filtered guitar loop Instead of using the bass for the low slung nature, Doomwork drench the rest of the surroundings with a vocal that creeps in with the drawl of Playboi Carti and Future. Continue reading