EleFlight Records continues to impress with its bight, breezy, jazz and disco-flecked take deep house. Following fine releases from Shur-I-Khan and Darias Vaikas, the London label turns to Erik Ellman, who recently impressed with a solid single on Large Music. "People Say" is something of a sun-kissed treat, with distinctive jazz guitar loops and woozy vocal samples riding a chunky, rolling deep house groove. Helsinki's Lauri Saine provides the remix, offering up a sumptuously warm and jazzy re-make that makes great use of swirling, easy listening strings (think "Deep Burnt", and you're close), dusty jazz samples, dubbed-out vocal cuts and a head-nodding bassline.
With this rock solid EP, confirmed label-hopper Erik Ellmann makes his bow on the recently launched Poetry in Motion label. He begins in confident fashion, underpinning Dixieland style jazz samples and bluesy vocals with a lolloping, bongo-heavy house grooves on the quietly impressive "Ease Harmony" (think Mr Scruff's "Get a Move On" with French Touch filters and a dash of Chicago boompty, and you're close). M.ono provides a loopy and locked-in deep house interpretation that benefits greatly from some tumbling jazz guitar solos, before Ellman turns a much-loved peak-time disco cut into a dusty house bumper (confirmed floor-filler "Mad at You").
Dikso Records is run by Andi de Luxe and Daniel Solar out of Berlin. Following up some great releases in recent times by Levantine, Hurlee and Sasha Anastasov, they've got a terrific new one coming at us right now courtesy of Erik Ellmann. The Leipzig based producer has appeared on imprints such as Poetry in Motion, EleFlight, BEEF and Large Music - so he has definitely got the right credentials. Lo-slung slo-mo disco for the late night awaits you on "Lasse" - beware because this one is infectious. This is followed by some some dusted-down deep house on the loopy tip as heard on "That Is Why" which will appeal to fans of Robsoul or Ondule.
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