Review: Belfast-born, Bali-based Dee Montero (real name Dee McAuley) made his name with releases on Tale & Tone, Selador Recordings and Anjunadeep, though since 2020 he's been operating out of his own imprint, Futurescope. There's much to admire about 'Maya', his latest single for the label. In its original form, the track is an evocative, string-drenched, tribal-tinged deep-tech treat in which sustained chords, orchestral builds and glassy-eyed female vocal samples rise above moody bass and densely layered beats. Rodriguez Jr provides the obligatory remix, adding trance-inducing electronics, wide-eyed lead lines and twisted analogue bass for an even more uplifting feel. On both tracks, listen out for a few audible nods to the Future Sound of London's most celebrated moment.
Review: Belfast-based Dee Montero is known for stand out releases on All Day I Dream, Diynamic, Knee Deep In Sound, Anjunadeep and Renaissance to name but a few. His latest one comes courtesy of his newly established Futurescope imprint titled "Echoes" (feat. Laura Freedland). This one is a mesmerising journey into the deeper shades of tech house, providing the perfect backdrop to Freedland's angelic vocals. Lose yourself in the more evocative and sensual mood music to be experienced on the Dub Mix up next, or of course on what many were anticipating: Fort Romeau's glassy-eyed and bittersweet rendition which follows.