Review: DNBB Digital is a Brazilian label that has recently come onto the scene, surprising most with its vibrant, south American approach to curating cuts both light and dark. This EP by Basscodez is the perfect example, with a sense of lightness and depth that Marky himself would be proud of. 'Hey Girl' is absolutely gorgeous, with sparse stabs and a clean arrangement leaving plenty of space for a sultry vocal hook to flow out over the top. The rest are wicked as well.
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: DNBB Digital are a Brazilian label with a penchant for the soulful side of things, and they've got a four-tracker from D.Amadeus that's full to the brim with warm, gentle and flowing sounds, but which also still pack a punch. 'Toys' is the best, with gorgeous piano chords that melt into one another amidst a backdrop of liquid soul. 'Together' has more of a dancefloor vibe, whilst 'Glimmer Of Hope' is yet more fantastic, beautiful music. Shout out to the Brazilian team.
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.