Review: After first setting tongues wagging on 12" last month (as part of Lohouse's Townhousemusic series), the Deep Flag EP makes it to digital. For those seeking interesting, off-kilter deep house, it should be an essential purchase. All five tracks are suitably deep, delivering the twin attractions of raw, fuzzy beats and warm, inviting chords. Yet there's a refreshing eccentricity and willingness to experiment that's so often lacking elsewhere. Contrast, for example, the low-slung chords and chugging rhythms of "Beautiful Place", with the intricate music box melodies and head-nodding downtempo beats of "Rosa Road". Or, for that matter, the quirky deep house funk of "9 Im Kanal" and jaunty revivalist dub-house of the excellent "A Groove".
Review: Markus Lang's Eintakt imprint out of Berlin was been at it for the better part of fifteen years and showing no signs of stopping yet. It presents us with some more late night deepness courtesy of UK rising star Cottam who delivers something a bit different here in the form of the rather mysterious yet shuffling and infectious "All About a Groove Thang" but gets into more familiar territory on the sublime, acid driven "Feelin' No Love". Not much is known about Lohouse other than that he's done stuff previously on sublabel Townhousemusic. He delivers two beautiful cuts in the form of the dusty and lo-fi yet ever soulful "KIS" and the delightfully dreamy "Hopeukeilit".