AKA/Ahzmahtix/Thiago Pery - "Soul Brothas" (Pery Hip Hop version) - (4:24) 174 BPM
Ahzmatix & Thiago Pery - "The Chemistry Of Love" (original mix) - (5:55) 172 BPM
Review: Kooked-out jazz and woozy, dreamlike effects make Pery's hip hop version of "Soul Brothas" a strangely eye-opening experience. Likewise, Ahzmatix and Tiago Pery's "The Chemistry Of Love" is a big rollin' journey through old school vibes and downtown hip hop flavours. Picking up on the liquid drum and bass community's voracious appetite for the unique, Soul Deep have hit another high with this little number. Weird, but in a good way.
Review: Calling a beautiful soulful happy-slapper like this "Some Roller" is like calling a Ferrari 'some car'. As funky as it as understatedly titled; the sample is perfectly positioned, the breaks come in from nowhere and the balance between the ingredients is tighter than a president's purse strings. "Leprechaun Symphony" retains the funk thanks to the vibrant Brazilian horns that drench themselves over the rolling breaks and a squidgy bassline that fluctuates in the foundations. On point.
Review: Often spotted lurking with similarly prolific soulful spirit Greekboy, Brazilian rising talent Thiago returns to Soul Deep with a cool vibe quartet that ranges from gentle mild tide shore laps of the sandy-toed "Urano 84" to the gullied-out full-fired amen slapper "My Time". Elsewhere we have a 94-style Good Looking space mission (Cold Day) and a trippier jungle flex laced with some really well-dug samples and equally on-point manipulation. Arguably Pery's best release to date.
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: Celebrating half a decade in the game, MSdoS's Liquid Drops gets reflective and pours back over the last year of sounds, selecting soaking soulful highlights. There have been many... 2016 was the label's most prolific year with groove upon groove every month. Highlights include the daft samplecraft and subtle gully bass squidges on Clart & MSdoS's "Disco Inferno", the dusty jazz finesse of "Morning Vibes", the overwhelming bass sensation of NCamargo & Ghibli's "Astral Drift". And that's just the tip of the freshness fountain.