Review: Seriously deep and jazzy goodness runs through this full LP from Belladonna, with the gorgeously languid opener "Natural World" setting the tone perfectly - mostly instrumental, chilled and full of exotic instrumentation. Whether flitting between ethno-funk on "Harmony" or techno on "Dreamer", Belladonna makes this a hugely absorbing and rounded set, with the star-scraping minimal rush of "Vienna" definitely proving a highlight.
Review: Little is known about this shady producer, but a lot is known about Irma, particularly their knack of unearthing killer sounds, usually for classic comps. Here though we have ten original tracks by D'andy that all follow a laid-back trip-hop/broken beat-ish direction. "Smoking Room" is all deep beats, jazzy trumpets and soulful vocals, elsewhere "Bembe" is soft jazz-funk over a samba beat and "Moltosugo" even veers into acid jazz territory.
Review: With a name like Deep 4 Life, it's easy to be misled. However this Italian trio (including Fabrizio Del Re and Teo Lentini) don't just make generic deep for deep's sake productions. Nope, these tunes are anything but boring - both songs here have a crystalline quality. "Dark Room" has a breezy proggy strut with a slightly retro '90s vibe, and our favourite, the quirky "Feel It", has a cheeky Europop feel. In short, they prove that deep can be fun!