Artist: Daniel Dexter
Title: Deeper Love
Release Date: August 28th, 2015
Label: Poker Flat Recordings
Cat. #: PFR165
A1. Daniel Dexter : Deeper Love feat. Kaori
B1. Daniel Dexter : Deeper Love feat. Kaori (Alexkid Remix)
B2. Daniel Dexter & Kevin Knapp. Heroine
Now here’s something special. A straight up, bonafide dancefloor-smashing beast of a tune. Daniel Dexter continues his long and fruitful relationship with Poker Flat by channelling the sound of classic Clivillés & Cole ‘Deeper Love’, an early 90s house bomb that will send shivers down your spine. Underpinned by a resounding synth riff and dancing counter-motif, Kaori Kaneko’s vocals provide the perfect foil, packing a powerful and soulful punch.
Prolific Parisian Alexkid provides a radical reinterpretation: stripped down, muted and glitchy, with the vocal cut up into fragmented shards that flutter and fibrillate in an ear-tingling fashion.
While on the flip, Berlin’s Bay Area import Kevin Knapp intones the names of classic Hollywood starlets over the smooth groove of ‘Heroine’. The fulcrum of the track – a fat and rubbery analogue bass – comes to the fore on an instrumental mix, perfect for long blends and deeper palettes.