Review: DJ Deep returns to Tresor with his first material for the label in five years. "Swamps" starts the release in relaxed mode, with birds chirping over a drawn-out drum track and gurgling bass, while on "Utrecht", he pushes further away from the dance floor with eerie sound scapes and warbling tones. In stark contrast both "Tommy" and "Escape" are fast-paced, tough dance floor tracks that are based on heavy bass drums and punctuated by dramatic synth builds. In between these two differing approaches there's "Demonstration"; with its pitch-bent vocal samples, analogue riffs and robust kicks, it sounds like Deep's take on 90s techno minimalism.
Review: Parisian legend Cyril Etienne des Rosaies aka DJ Deep returns to his Deeply Rooted imprint, with some sturdy and functional tools on new series Raw Cuts, Vols 1 & 2. Originally released on vinyl earlier in 2019 and his first new material in two years, these tracks are a must have for any serious techno DJ and are a reflection of the French veteran's ear for what truly works on the dancefloor over the last 20 years. Prepare yourself for instinctive tracks that make a real mark and all delivered in his own unique style. Go deep into the rainforest on the evocative tribal trance of "Mindshift" or get strobed-out on the frantic tunnel vision of "Mandrum Main" on Vol. 1, while the second part's highlights are the entrancing late night acid of "Porte" and the greyscale dub techno stomper "Corridor Rodeo" loaded directly off the factory floor.
Review: French house master DJ Deep has always had a knack for associating himself with the very best from the dance game. Throughout the 00s, you could find him chilling on Tresor or up on the Distance label, but his speciality was certainly spinning records. In fact, that's how he struck up a relationship with NYC's mighty Kerri Chandler, going on to form a long-lasting relationship that would land him on Deeply Rooted House and, as of now, Kaoz Theory. For The Love Of Kaoz is a tripped-out pile of percussive dance sketches, all wrapped up in a noticeably tribalistic sort of flair. "Thai" and "Tuesday Record Shopping In Paris" are slower, more warm-up pieces, while "Guardian" and Cavalier Drums" pump out that classic DEEP sound we all know and love...pushing it far and hard.