The first Inner Shift encounter with Ewan Jansen was several years ago on a pair of test pressings, from Mike Grant of Moods and Grooves. The label hadn't even begun yet, but Ewan created a huge impression and wasn't to be forgotten by them later. Ffwd to 2016/17, Enter: "Return to Hyperbola". The first track in, you get a good tech house / deep house vibe called 'Docking Lane', fully equipped with lovely atmospheres, a driving kick and intelligent chords. Next is Bulkhead, mainly defined by a full-sounding, broken beat rhythm and expressive keyboards. Deceleration', another 4-4 deep house number, but with a subtle quirkiness and over all moody feel. And then 'Perspex', featuring a funky bass, nice pads and elevating keyboard part. Don't miss out, Ewan never fails to impress.
Since returning to action in 2015 after a 14-year break, Ewan Jansen has re-established himself as one of Australia's most talented deep house producers. Here, he gathers together tracks from some of the earliest releases on the Red Ember label he established with Justin Verbst way back in 1997. Combing analogue deep house flavours with elements of Detroit techno - most notably the far-sighted, stargazing ethos - much of the music on Embers Only has lasted the test of time brilliantly. Strangely, many of the singles that the majority of these tracks are taken from were only ever pressed in stupidly limited quantities (between 20 and 40, in some cases), meaning that this collection is the only way of getting hold of them.