Title: Ser Mi Dama EP
Remixer: Michelle Owen / Martijn
Label: Deep Edition Recordings
Release Date: 4th February 2013 (Beatport Exclusive) 18th February 2013 (Digital)
Ser Mi Dama (Original Mix)
Ser Mi Dama (Michelle Owen Remix)
Ser Mi Dama (Martijn Remix)
Arcapelago (Original Mix)
Deep Edition Recordings return this February with ‘Ser Mi Dama’ by production outfit Hohle, backed with remixes from Michelle Owen and label-head Martijn.
Hohle is the trio of Keiran Clare, Lloyd Lindo and Francis Seaver, the group initially from Leeds and now London-based have been plugging away for several years on the underground with residencies at London’s Hardlife and Leicester’s Cityfly events. As well as releases for 3am Recordings and Deep Edition where they return here. Deep Edition has come a long way since launching back in 2010 and has gone on to welcome the likes of Huxley, Adam Shelton and Sasse on to the label.
Title track ‘Ser Mi Dama’ opens the release, an ethereal deep cut driven by smooth pads and an infectious low-slung shuffle on the percussive elements. The track steadily blossoms introducing a weighty sub-bass and subtle vocal murmurs alongside hi-pitched warbling synths, rounding the record as a warm deep house number.
Berlin based Michelle Owen steps up next to remix ‘Ser Mi Dama’, and does so brilliantly, creating a contrasting interpretation by picking up the pace with a more peak-time approach. Owen applies dub tactics here with elongated background delays and crunchy distorted drums, baroque key changes and a drawn out breakdown make this a sure fire attention grabber.
Label boss Martijn delivers a rework of ‘Ser Mi Dama’ next, stripping things down with a melodic-driven energy, bringing the vocal lines and synthesizers to the forefront and placing the drums set back to brilliantly meander around the groove. This is early hours classy business.
To close the release the trio turn in another original in the shape of ‘Arcapelago’, a contemporary house track embracing a slightly more edgy, electronic vibe to the preceding songs, an amalgamation of saw wave basses and gritty hooks play off one another while an ever-evolving piano line and incomprehensible vocals softly flutter in the background. This is a great way to wind down the EP and once again displays a level of intelligence instilled in the production.