Grant – Fantasy Blues [LT064]

US Born, Marseille based house producer and DJ, Grant returns to Lobster Theremin, with ‘Fantasy Blues’, a 9 track album brimming with warm, melodic, deep house cuts. Opener, Ephemeral Chase signals a cosmic journey, driven with four to the floor motive. Mind Space is spaced out, modern deep-house at it’s best. On the flip, Zarenzeit joins Grant on Amaranthine Profundity, while Finite Elements chugs into an ethereal, vocal cut. Blurred Harmony picks up the pace, note a welcome homage to London town. Previous collaborator, Dan Piu features on stripped-back roller, Boundless. Joining forces on Invisible Skills, Brooklyn based composer Emil Abramyan injects otherworldly influences to the album, followed by Melancholic wiggler, Lucent Eyes. The Road In Front Of Me rounds out the release on soulful, classic tip, with velvet vocals courtesy of Jenifa Mayanja.

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Grant – Fantasy Blues [LT064]

VA – Art 21 EP [DAS009]

Side A contents two masterpieces of nu soul remixes produced by Abicah Soul Project and vocals featured by Harold Brandon. Yotam Avni presents the first piece (Sign it away) which he is mostly known for his soulful background. Side B is represented by the two label fellow of deepArtSounds Ernie and Jenifa Mayanja with two magnificent deep house tracks.

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VA – Art 21 EP [DAS009]

Ed & Jen – Love It Or Leave It [EDJ005]

It’s been three years since husband-and-wife team Jus’ Ed and Jenifa Mayanja released their collaborative debut album, Let’s Groove. Since then, both have been busy with solo projects, delivering a large volume of releases in their distinctive warm, melodious and loose deep house style. Love It Or Leave It, then, is something of a rare treat for those who dig their wholeheartedly positive and spontaneous take on deep house. It’s perhaps a little breezier than either producer’s solo work, with less immersive pads (though they are present, particularly on the chiming “Love Bubbles Change”). It’s still deep, though, with cascading melodies, picturesque chords and occasional soul-flecked vocals riding a range of deep, sinewy house grooves.

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Ed & Jen – Love It Or Leave It [EDJ005]

Introspective / Roberto Bosco – Introspective [BMUK005]

Roberto Bosco comes to Balance with an exclusive project, “Introspective”. The first song from this project is “When the Rain Comes Down”, a collaboration with Jenifa Mayanja that offers a smooth deep tech production with spoken vocals and a hook of eternal qualities. Also included in this project is a remix by up and coming young Italian producer Peter JD. Side B is deeper, mind-tingling techno, consisting of two tracks called Untitled.

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Introspective / Roberto Bosco – Introspective [BMUK005]

Dubbyman – LA Ciudad Interior [DAS005]

La Ciudad Interior EP was produced by deep Explorer artist Dubbyman. He’s mixing electronic music with jazzy chords and some space spherical grooves, giving us a brilliant mixture of different styles and vocals. It took almost one year to complete this three track EP. Dubbyman has been drawing a lot on musician friends for adding a human touch. He has been blessed with amazing vocals by Bjak, Jenifa Mayanja, Gianluca TheHuge, Sinovuyo Tshomela and Debra Jones-Davis.

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Dubbyman – LA Ciudad Interior [DAS005]

Malcolm Moore / Bjak – Love & Rhythm EP [DEEPEX026]

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Imperious Spanish imprint Deep Explorer reaches release number 26 with a split EP featuring Altered Mood’s Malcolm Moore alongside long time Explorer Bjak (real name Brian Cullen). Bjak’s two cuts – “Rhythm Of Love” and “Purple Fire” – are both produced with typically immaculate poise, but it’s the sultry nature of the latter cut that had everyone at Juno HQ swooning. Malcolm Moore meanwhile serves up the swooping chords and rock hard bump of “Love (A Perilous Thing)”, which features an ethereal vocal contribution from Debra Jones-Davis, who talks about the dangers of the “L” word while the lush arrangement works deep below in the mix. Jenifa Mayanja rounds off a consummate package with a shuffling, Latin-influenced remix of “Love (A Perilous Thing)”.

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Malcolm Moore / Bjak – Love & Rhythm EP [DEEPEX026]

Jen & Ed – EDJ 001 [EDJ001]

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New label by Jus-Ed and Jenifa Mayanja. Their first records as couple. Jen’s track is a real stunner here with deep intens strings and hypnotic beats. Ed is doing a track that reminds of a rave track with a hit that sounds like an early UR cut on top of a basic drum machine pattern and crazy vocal samples. Slowly building and not taking the pressure off.

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Jen & Ed – EDJ 001 [EDJ001]

Jenifa Mayanja – Woman Walking In The Shadows Sampler [BUMO017]

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Bumako Recordings presents the first single from Jenifa Mayanja’s full length album “Woman walking in the shadows”.The original album track is a full on vocal, with a strong universal message of empowerment and solidarity! Remixes coming from Jus-Ed, Kai Alce and Ms. Mayanja herself.

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Jenifa Mayanja – Woman Walking In The Shadows Sampler [BUMO017]