Ji Ben Gong - "Deeper In My Soul" (original mix) - (5:48) 175 BPM
Anth M - "Twice" (Ji Ben Gong remix) - (5:18) 175 BPM
Ji Ben Gong - "Heaven & Earth" (original mix) - (5:23) 175 BPM
Elka - "Journey Of Love" (Ji Ben Gong remix) - (6:51) 174 BPM
Liquid vibes a la Francais... Ji Ben Gong's been building his repertoire with some serious gold of late, and these four tracks are no exception. "Deeper In My Soul" boasts beefy beats that are balanced with spirally pianos and a well-known vocal sample. His remix of Anth M's Supremes sampling "Twice" is equally stunning as he switches the original's guitar-sparkled vibe for a deeper, rolling affair. Further on we hit string-coated bliss in the form of the steppy "Heaven & Earth" and Moby-style emotion on his remix of Elka's "Journey Of Love". Deeply delectable.
Liquid smoothness from Liquid Tones, this time a massive various artist release featuring over thirty tracks of brand new material. Featuring new and upcoming artists amongst the more well-known, it's a true selection of fresh liquid and soulful drum and bass. It's hard to pick out a favourite when there are so many tunes to choose from, but let's just admit that for a release so large, it really is stuffed with quality - you can't say fairer than that. Make sure you check Keeno's emotional "I'm Crying" and Static's hyperactive "So Lonely" for starters.
Soul Deep are obviously feeling generous this week, with 10 tracks on offer right here. Enlisting the talents of Amptek, BrokenDrum, Faible, Silence Groove, Ji Ben Gong, Static, Joseph Ablett, Severity Zero, Wave and Spektrah, the consistency of sound and style at play give off an album-like vibe. Reflecting Soul Deep's bat-like A&R ears and sharp eyes for emerging talent, each track sparkles with emotional charm and illustrious melodic flare. It would be cruel of us to highlight just one of these club-ready rollers... There's a lot to explore here!
Just as the winter months get tough and January blues kick in hard those people at Liquid Drops have the antidote in musical form and it comes from an array of artists including Mr Joseph, Critycal Dub, Cosmology, Funkware and more. Prepare to get fully involved in "Liquid Colours 2: Winter Edition" as you let the lush, liquid sounds roll over you. Kicking off with Mr Joseph's beautiful, gliding "Forgotten Emotions" with its melancholy tones, piano keys and murmuring vocals, we are treated to such gems as Velocity - "Jelly Break", Critycal Dub's "My Everything" and later on Physical Illusion - "The Test" and many more. Dbase provides a DJ mix for the ultimate listening experience.