Review: We always have time for Simply Deep, a label that refuse to be confined to a box of singular sounds, having put together top quality releases across grime, dubstep, bass and beyond. Here they introduce Black Mags to the catalogue across four corking originals, beginning with the minimalist techno tones of 'Badda' and fluid reversed synthesized structure of 'Destroy'. Next, the title track 'Embargo' arrives with some tasty lo-fi chord progressions before the hard hitting clap madness of 'Network' is let loose. On remix duty, Big Hands first reworks the title track into a groovy twisting recreation, before Gideon Greene steers it down a techno inspired reimagining.
Review: SimplyDeep continue their very exciting run of releases here as they invite new recruit Clork in for a really experimental selection, jam packed with original energy and creative production techniques. We begin with the tech-infused designs of 'Drill', a composition perfect for describing SimplyDeep's current direction in the bass scene, swerving between hard hitting 4x4 drum arrangements and catchy vocal slices. Next we swim amongst the weird and wonderful realms of hypnosis as 'High Council' deploys trippy atmospheric synthesizers and choppy rolling kicks to send us into a daze. Epoch then gets involved on remix duty for 'High Council', adding even more atmosphere to this dazzling design.
Review: SimplyDeep have been building quite the reputation as a breeding pool for incredible new musicians, with this latest release seeing them unleash the rawcus dubstep styles of Crimson to the party. The project begins with the mechanical timbres of 'Genesis' running wild, before the title track 'Logos' unleashes a set of lofi drum exhalations amidst some well sampled eastern woodwind. From here, the slower bass paces of 'Redemption', the bubbling percussion of 'Sktch' and euphoric arpeggiators and destructive bass tones of 'Perception' all add something very unique to the tracklisting. We then round out with two scorching remixes, with both J-Shadow and Moosiqunt providing well thought out overhauls of 'Sktch' to put the finishing touches on an outstanding body of work!
Review: We were thrilled to hear of this collaboration before it dropped on the store and we couldn't be more excited to have it lining the shelves as new school grime heavyweight: Defiant teams up with the explosive vocal presence of Rame for 'Warlord'. On a production level, it's packed with grimey energy, driven by Defiant's outstanding instrumental design and Rame's enthralling vocal performance, making this a must have for any grime selector. Simply Deep have certainly struck gold on this one
Review: It's been a top year for Imajika, who has continued to unveil tasty releases since the start of 2019. He here touches down on Simply Deep for a top notch drop, kicking off with the hard hitting synth structures and swinging percussion of 'Hear Now' before 'Almanac' arrives with spooky chimes and crunchy atmospherics. We then leap into a horde of remixes as Arta & Imanzi spin fantastic rethinks of 'Hear Now', with Gleb Choutov spinning Alamanc into an eerie roller, followed by Imajika's own rework of Mindapple from Opus, one of SimplyDeep's most popular ever drops. Awesome stuff!
Review: Simply Deep are at it again here as the Aerotonin's forward thinking bass project moves into a brand new package, this time housing some naughty breaksy bass hybrids from Imanzi. We kick off with 'Totem', which takes high energy drum inserts and combines them with writhing bass sounds, kicking the EP off with a serious dose of energy. Next up, we take a more steppers inspired road as Imzani joins forces with Mungk on the tribalistic tastings of 'Kapa Haka', before we land on the grimey synthesizers and wobbling kick patterns of '2147'. Finally, OME joins the party with a glitchy rethink of '2147', providing some new energies to round off the project in style.
Review: We are always pleased to see a new drop from the Simply Deep team materialize, knowing that they more often than not supply us with something incredibly original. Today, we see them link together Imanzi & Kontent for a fireball of an EP entitled 'Fidget Dub'. Firstly, Imanzi rolls out solo on 'Only Hope', a swampy stuttering sub-infused explosion of sound, followed by the title track 'Fidget Dub', which works as a syncopated glitchy piece of brilliance. On remix duty, Pharma steps forward to 'Fidget Dub' into an industrial dubstep stomp, giving the EP an entirely new edge!
Review: We have come to really look forward to Simply Deep releases, who again touchdown with an impressive selection here as they welcome the super experimental sounds of J-Shadow, one of the most unique producers working within the tech-grime hybrid bracket. Kicking off with the unpredictable rhythms of the title track 'Modulator', running through the spacey pad textures of 'Gene & Defect', the glistening percussion of 'Side-Step', the choppy snare slaps of 'Inflation' and haunting harmonic structures of 'Glaciers', this EP proves to be an expert showcasing in the science of sound. This one also comes complete with three top quality remix additions from the likes of 9TRANE, Jubley and Pro.Tone, making it one of the most unique packages of 2020 so far.
Review: After exciting appearances previously across Simply Deep compilations, Jubley makes his mark with a full blown debut EP, encompassing his signature sound down to a T. We begin with the title track 'Orient', which blends spacey textures with eastern style vocal samples, creating an eerie atmosphere from the off. Next up we move into the more UKG inspired rhythms and grooves of 'Pacemaker', focussing on exciting sub movements and skippy percussive ideas. To follow up we have 'Blind', a subtle techy expanse, pulling together robotic synths and sharp drum designs, perfect for the blend. We finish up with Sensei's exciting rework of 'Jubley', upping the pace with some techno influenced percussive atmospherics, putting the icing on the cake for a wicked debut project from Jubley.
Review: The Simply Deep movement has had a pretty impressive year, with a number of top draw releases finding their way into our charts. They are back again, this time alongside the weird and wonderful sounds of Korin Complex, who unveils this highly experimental seven track selection. We begin with the bubbly syncopations of 'Density', before stepping up the pace across the lethal leads in 'Ancient Contact' and the dubwise delights of 'Can't Know It'. Next up, we are treated to the heavyweight LFO expanses of the 'Adeptus' VIP mix, followed by the earthy, breaksy rolls of 'Espresso'. We aren't done there however, as Darkraqqen steps forward for an uber trippy scattering of 'Density', with The Greys following suit in his powerful revamp of 'Can't Know It'.
Review: Man like KXVU returns to Simply Deep for his first full label EP and he's packing the classical tones. "Guinevere" is all about the orchestration and variation as various instruments layer and strip back over a sprightly melody. Grand but not garish, it's one for the big dreamers and full steamers. Other highlights include the Joker-style walkabout bassline and pipe-blazing melodic flourishes of "Lancealot" while "Artorius Castus" is the ultimate finale fight sequence in the Roman drama of your life. A real Ben Hurrter, you might say. Throw in remixes from Opus (sub-oceanic trippy tropical) and Hamdi (24th century trap) and you've got yourself a killer collection. Baroque and roll.
Review: Simply Deep comes through with a new debutant, and the man has some serious Mojoe to his bass! The fresh-faced producer sounds like he's been doing this for a while and, judging by the singular, provoking constructions of "YhYH" and "12.7mm", he's no stranger to the everlasting grime heritage. "Ombar" brings in some melodic relief to the stripped beats and stop-start rhythms circling in the air, while Chemist RNS and Aaee add some more bounce and a load more bass-weight to the opening two tunes. This be some neo-grime business - ya dun'know!
Review: This is an EP that oozes class from start to finish, and for us, sits pretty solidly as one of the most powerful dubstep releases of 2019 as OME lands of Simply Deep for five tracks of pure brilliance. We kick off with 'Another', a shimmering behemoth of glittering flutey tones and whirling atmospheric pads, followed by the warbling crunches of 'Way Too Far'. Next up, we face the haunting arpeggios of 'Luna Sangrante' before diving into a pair of very well designe remixes. Firstly, Busted Fingerz flips 'Another' into an apocalyptic grimey explosion, with Allone then reimagining 'Way Too Far' into a smooth hip hop roller. Awesome stuff!
Review: As far as UK based labels go, Simply Deep are certainly one of the more innovative imprints, always looking to forge their own path without feeling any genre boundaries. This release see's them team up with rising star Opus for a dubstep diversion, supplying us with solid six track selection. Our highlights straight from the off have to include the ghastly title track 'Mindapple' which takes a blend of wobbly percussion and sinister synthesis and crafts something extraordinary. We are also treated to the eerie arrangement of 'Lightbound' which features fantastic vocal content from Flipz Mc, along with the off-the-cuff waspy synthesis and alien soundscapes of 'Clusterfrack'.
Point A (Kinsman's Pointless remix) - (6:05) 63 BPM
Review: Mexican-style bass music here from the audio-visual project of Demian Lara aka Pro.tone, back with the Interjection EP for the UK's Simply Deep. From the dystopian post-dubstep fury of "Remote" to the fiercely rolling electro crossover of EP standout "Point A" and the deep futurist dub experiment of "Swipe", Pro.tone proves exactly why he is slowly and solidly gaining his space in the UK bass music scene. There are some absolutely killer remixes offered up as part of the package too: particular highlights being Plaza's deep dubstep remix of "Swipe" that's sure to get some lighters in the air, while Kinsman's Pointless remix of "Point A" nails that classic nu-skool breaks vibe of old.
Review: It's been an awesome year for the SimplyDeep team, who have striven from the start of the year to supply us all with original, creative and quirky bass music, with this latest serving from remnts really putting the metaphorical cherry on the cake. As a producer, remnts boasts an extremely colourful style, with crazy synths running wild, the title track 'internet aint real' being the creation that boasts this trait most highly! Second up we have 'Ethos', another spacey piece of magnificence, before landing on the final original entitled 'War Mode'. This one is a pitbull of a composition, packed to breaking point with dark melodies and tasty drum creations. On remix duty we check out Defiant, who chops and screws 'internet ain't real' into an almost unrecognisable grime anthem.
Review: Ah, what a wonderful time to be alive. The sun is shining, the cider is flowing and Simply Deep are back at it again with another banging project release, this time coming to us from Sam ULG. The title track for this one goes by the name of 'DUBLR' and is a stunning piece of synthetic sound design and harmonic structure, with beautiful chord arrangements making way for super punchy grime style drum work as the track progresses. On the flip, the incredible melodic ideas continue to flow as 'Vivid Dreams' leaves us in an emotional, nostalgic state. We also see a wicked pair of remixes from the likes of Duckem and Korin Complex, who put the finishing touches on a wicked body of work.
Review: They might be young, they might be prone to a few more hertz than is physically required, but the Simply Deep label know how to find the hottest new talent from around the globe. Particularly the UK. Sensei steps into the limelight with this dastardly six-tracker, led by the opening shudders of "Prosecution", and backed by the broken beats and pounding sub-bas of "Outlet". "Show Me" adds a little r&b sensitivity in the mix, a subtle injection that manages to retain the griminess of Sensei's style, but the badness comes from the remixes of "Outlet" - Black Mags produces a gun-toting monster of a tune, while Nuvaman turns in a glorious jungle version with a little half-step edge.
Review: A great discovery offered by British label Simply Deep on the occasion of their ninth outing, managed by Aerotonin and Opus. They call in Usurp The Throne, who makes his first recording here with an excellent original entitled "Proper Tings". The release of the EP reveals a producer whose style is already very strong, composing at a tempo as close to grime as it is to footwork and trap and perfectly marrying the halftime tendencies of all. Remixes come from Ether: who takes the track into deep dubstep territory, Imanzi who turns it into a frantic junglist stepper and Aranha - who turns it into an evocative bass-driven roller.
Review: The promotional platform turned record label Simply Deep present a strong compilation of ten exclusive tracks for the imprint's debut outing. What once was simply a music promotion service is now branching into a larger operation for Simply Deep. Wishing to support talent where it is due, the label are on the constant lookout for new and aspiring artists who are making quality music, regardless of genre specifics. Highlights on their second label compilation include the dark and bass driven street level antics of Jordan's "Falling", the deep dubstep done to perfection (what a bassline!) on Chemist RNS - "Clubbin", the savage grime tendencies of KXVU's "Peak For You" and Opus & Loudcutta's paranoid and dystopian trip "Travella".