Desos // Ghetto Love [Deso Records]
‘Deep and Raw’ is the motto of this Danish imprint and thats certainly the case with Desos, aka Brian Løgstrup’s Original Mix. Unashamadly calling on the past to produce a basement vide, this one has the classic roland drums flying along fetauring double kiks, double hats and plenty of reverb presence to open the sounds.
Things pick-up again with a block bass and dreamy washed out pads being introduced to fix you to the floor. When the vocal stabs pop by, with the lazy jazzed out sax, I’m beginning to think of Ludovic Navarre’s work as St Germain. Things definitely head towards this with a soaring synth rising in the last third which will definately satisfy the deepest of deep house heads.
The Detroit Swindle Remix immediately grabs me as I spot some excellent usage of the Originals samples including the reworked synths and drumwork, which are very nicely layered. A larger more ‘epic’ sound to the arrangement is very current and more importantly, works well. There’s definatley a trackier vibe throughout on this one. To enable this we lose the sax and concentrate on driving the beats and extending the percussion. There’s other parts I also like, which show off some real skill and care in the production including the crackling record intro/outro and some nice piano counterpoints that fix things down in the mix.Superior stuff!
Release Date: Out Now (Vinyl)
Words: Mike 13