Review: Reload: The DNBB rebuild continues with these timeless breezers from Swedish soundsmith and Soul Deep affiliate Blastikz. Lean and keen is the name of the game on "Let It Rain" with a naked two-step, lingering pianos and blue sky pads, "High Strung" adds a little amen action while maintaining the dreamy harp-plucking sense of soul while "Lonely Vibe" is a solitary table for one at the tastiest stepper's banquet while "Timeless" brings the EP to a delicate close with more trembling pianos and oceanic pads. Make it rain.
Review: Once a duo now a lone trader, Prague's Dreamworkers (AKA Zeal) continues to deliver crisp soulful workouts, this time on DNBB with the deluxe version of last year's "It's Over" release. Highlights include the emotional strings and evocative vocal cries of "So Close", the burning soul vocal on "Sometimes I Feel", the delicate instrumentation and poignancy of "Cave" and the heavier, percussion-laced growler "Under". Pay attention.
Review: More breezy breath-taking soul from the recently-recharged DNBB. This time it's Leiden's Ecepta's time to re-shine as his 2015 release gets a timely reissue. "Forest" lulls with pensive anticipation and a lingering feeling that draws you right into the mix. "Illusions" is a little more upbeat and dramatic with rising chords and strong blasts of instrumentation whipping up a dreamy storm. Serious liquid gold.