Owen Jay / Melchior Sultana – August EP [BBR014]

The duo from Malta, Owen Jay & Melchior Sultana, are back to their homegrown label; Batti Batti. The 3 tracks on this EP are somewhat different to their usual style, putting aside their laid-back deepness and focusing more on the dance floor by delivering an EP of raw drums, acid lines, warm chords and filtered pads.

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Owen Jay / Melchior Sultana – August EP [BBR014]

2DeepSoul / Owen Jay & Melchior Sultana – 24(7)26 [MND29300]

2DeepSoul’s A-side, “Home”, is effortlessly melodious – a warm, rich and enticing blend of shuffling rhythms, swirling chords and the kind of blissfully electronic melodies that make you want to dance with your eyes shut. There’s a more organic and quietly soulful feel about Owen Jay and Melchior Sultana’s flipside effort, “Deserted”. Blessed with a delicious double bass line, bespoke keys and a whisper of Motor City techno (in terms of the electronics, at least), it’s a sublime chunk of sensual deepness.

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2DeepSoul / Owen Jay & Melchior Sultana – 24(7)26 [MND29300]

VA – Kiss The Sun EP [BBR006]

Kiss The Sun EP is a collection of 4 outstanding tracks from artists that know a thing or two about genuine deepness. Featuring Ernie (Minuendo /Deep Art Sounds), Natan H (Ethereal Sound/Manmakemusic), Brian James (Unfocused) and Owen Jay & Melchior Sultana (Moods & Grooves/Underground Quality), BBR06 portrays the distinct Batti Batti sound taking the listener on a warm journey of different textures.

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VA – Kiss The Sun EP [BBR006]

VA – Crossover EP [BBR005]

Owen Jay’s Batti Batti label continues to make steps into the physical realm, with their fifth 12″ release another split artists offering. Anyone with a firm grasp of contemporary deep house will recognise Deymare’s name and that should be enough to draw you into a record filled with redeeming production qualities. The Finnish producer opens proceedings with “Episode 2” a rippling and crisp house cut that sets the tone nicely. Label boss Owen Jay crosses swords with regular production partner and compatriot Melchior Sultana for “Moog Mood,” a wonderfully laid back saunter through musically rich house music and it must be said a subtly devilish bassline that no doubt informed the title. Those who always look for some B Side magic will find much to savour in Saverio Celestri and MP’s respective contributions with the latter’s “Tension” a wonderfully lopsided slab of punch drunk beat down.

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VA – Crossover EP [BBR005]