Review: Next up on Vincent Inc.'s Manuscript Records Ukraine is Peter Mac: an international producer and DJ originally from Canada who resides in Brazil, with previous releases on Kolour, Batavia and M-Sol. His latest offering comes in the form of "Variations" (2021 Version), a slinky and hypnotic excursion through the progressive house sound, with an undeniably balearic tinge to it. Enhancing the track's groove dynamics is remixer Paul Hamilton (Bonzai Progressive/Suffused) who takes the track down a tech house route; it is more upbeat, driven by a funked-up bassline and with stronger syncopated beats.
Review: Ukrainian label Manuscript has enlisted the services of a trio of top talents to remix Crimean studio don Vincent Inc's "Abstract Life" single. Julian Sanza steps up first, delivering a driving chunk of dub-disco/deep house fusion rich in sparkling synthesizer lines, sun-kissed chords and his own rubbery post-punk bass. U.S deep house veterans Mateo and Matos wrap drifting vocal samples, lilting electronics and warm Fender Rhodes chords around a chunky groove on their fine interpretation, while DJ Ra-Soul opts for a brighter and breezier deep house vibe on a remix that benefits greatly from a squeezable synth bassline and some undulating TB-303 style acid motifs.
Review: Deep house/US garage veterans Mateo & Matos have been around longer than the Ark. Yet they remain capable of great things, as "Want U Tonight" proves. It's a deliciously simple deep house concoction that marries contemporary production (see the beefy bottom end) with the twittering synth melodies and loopy organ hooks of old New York house and garage (think Nu Groove meets Henry Street). John Mateo's remix is classic New York deep house, while Eddie Matos' version has more of a New Jersey garage swing. All the mixes are wonderfully slick and groovesome.