VA – Edition 3 [MLM007]

The talented Italian producers Pietro Caprioglio aka Autre and Federico Pedron aka Xinner kicking it off with “Nebula”. An emotional piece of late night techno music full of analog warmth and heart warming depth. Autre´s “Seiryu” is an athmospheric and loopy groove monster for the deeper dancefloors.
Dresden´s Kryptic Universe delivers with “01309 Stairways” one of those georgeous and simply perfect analogue sounding dub techno tracks. Incredibly textured piece of work wich could have been already a classic since the golden basic channel / chain reaction years. Owen Jay and Brian James closing it up with “Chordless”, a mind blowing take of chord driven club material.

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VA – Edition 3 [MLM007]

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]

VA – Girl From Venus EP [BBR009]

Benedikt Frey heads this latest offering from the Batti Batti label, teaming up with jonas.san for “Girl From Venus”, which pair the former’s signature raw drums with the latter’s outtakes of muted trumpet. Complementing this, Batti Batti’s own Owen Jay & Melchior Sultana lay down a typically deep atmospheric houser with a few twists and hidden melodies in the shape of title track “Tribal Roots” and the 12″ is further embellished by productions from debutant Lars Behrenroth and Mexican duo Romeo C & Alhan G.

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VA – Girl From Venus EP [BBR009]

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]