Review: Frenetic and fun D&B from Soul Deep's fresh newcomers Humanature and J Logic, first track "Get Ya Down" revels in the sun-drenched sound of Brazil. Large and overflowing with jazzy breaks, this EP is exactly what's needed for a mid-week chill. Not to say this isn't prime dancefloor material - if you're looking for soulful, high-energy tunes made to get folks moving, you've come to the right place. With moments of pensiveness snatched in-between big, rolling waves of liquid sunshine, there's no way you could have a bad time listening to this. It's an instant mood lifter.
Review: A relative newcomer to the scene, Jason Lancaster aka. J Logic has joined the reputable house of jazzy D&B that is Soul Deep to release his first EP. Fusing the fresh jazz-tinged sounds of American liquid D&B with the unmistakeable heat of soulful, Brazilian influences, it's his live sampling and nostalgic brass tones that give this collection of track sits edge. "I've Got The Love" freshens up and becomes a dancefloor roller reminiscent of Nu:Tone, whereas cheeky junglist breaks in the title track push the boundaries once again. A man with many influences and many talents; keep your eyes on this one.
Review: J Logic returns to Soul Deep with a selection of the smoothest 170bpm jazz around. Calling this jazz-influenced drum and bass would be a disservice - there's more jazz here than just a hook here and there, and J Logic's ability to meld the two genres together deserve a polite round of applause all of its own. Taking a slight detour from the jazz classics however, "Keep Yo Head Up" is a slick production combining breaks and deep, resonant bass with a touch of soul, effortlessly creating the perfect summer tune. "You & Me" takes things even further down the summer-vibes path with big bass, sweet piano and sampled strings and sunny vocal snippets. An EP of two halves well worth grabbing with both hands.
Review: Will the Soul Deep creativity train ever stop? The most prolific label in D&B take another collaboration in hand with the combined efforts of Satl and J:Logic for this beautiful little EP. Filled with gorgeous melodies and deep, fruity bass, there's plenty to get your teeth into. Jazzy in parts ("Soul Music"), featuring retro influences and jungle breaks in others ("untitled30") and a whole lot of soul in between, if you're a fan of more experimental liquid, get yourself a little treat and pick his up.
Review: If you know anything about liquid D&B then the words 'Soul Deep' should bring a huge beaming grin to your face. Responsible for some of the finest new and upcoming talents in soulful and liquid drum and bass, if you've not come across them before, get ready to have your mind blown. From the old-school Motown sampling of Capiska's opening track to Phase 2's jazzy but dark "Parallax", the opening of the LP is distinctly mellow and moody, and there's one feature throughout that you may have noticed - these artists are either newly discovered or recently acquired by Soul Deep. The perfect sonic directory for brand new liquid. Enjoy.
Review: You can always rely on Soul Deep to sooth the soul. In this, volume six of their highly-acclaimed compilation series, some of the world's freshest drum & bass talent come out to play. Featuring only the best new music from the likes of newcomers Soultec & Freebird, Severity Zero and talented upstart Caffeine as well as music from Karl Future and J:Logic, there's plenty here to keep you going 'til summer comes around. Our favourite has to be Marvel Cinema's mad jazzy jungle interlude "Jazz Technique", it's just crazy enough to work.