Melodic and hypnotic, the track is a juicy package of warm, fruity vibes. It’s hard not to feel mushy and fuzzy inside while listening to this gorgeous track… and extremely difficult to stop referring to it in terms related to… well… a watermelon. You just can’t get over its melodic goodness. Yummy.
Industrial yet deep, ‘Depart’ by Lennart & Federwiess comes under the third release of Hamburg based label LikeBirdz. True to its description put forth by the guys from the label, ‘Depart’ is clean track with a timeless and intimate quality that transcends typical dance music into something you would like to listen to over and over again… with or without the floor.
Released on Stil vor Talent, ‘Loom’ by Aparde is a 4 track EP with a dark and deep atmosphere made up of dense beats and subtle progressions. ‘Erosion’ is a free download, released under the same title but not included in the main EP. It does a killer job of representing the essence of Loom. Spacey, ambient soundscapes together with drifting vocals makes this track a stunning companion to grey, steely winter skies. A must listen for anyone who loves their beautifully haunting electronic music.
It’s available for free download.
I am happy to announce that after a dry month for Getting Deeper, we finally have our 73rd podcast and the first set of 2015 by Vienna based Oliver Rottmann. The set carries a spacey and cinematic sound that is felt deeply by those of us who truly understand what deep music is all about.
Quite often I’ve been faced with statements which assume that deep music is directly related to deep house. Contrary to popular belief, deep music is a dimension… not a genre. Being ‘deep’ is a state of mind and an emotional feeling that characterizes a multi-layered, intense and heightened awareness of experiences. Which means that, in simple words… you tend to consciously or subconsciously dig deeper into life’s experiences; one of them, in this context… is sound.
Deep music, then, is a type of sound that is primarily intense and can be incorporated in any genre. It represents a deeper experience of life through its philosophical, hard to categorize and intangible undertones. Sublime, dark, emotional, soul shattering and mind blowingly chilling are terms I like to use for this kind of music. It can be very simple, but it has got to be more than just music. Listening to it must make you feel like you are on a journey…in the middle of space maybe. It has got to take you deeper into yourself and into the innumerable possibilities of your imagination. Most importantly, it has got to touch a part of you… your thoughts, your dreams and your experiences.
Almost every genre has a deep side to it, which is usually more minimal and crisp. Even ‘Deep House’ has a separate sound that is truly very deep even though the term is broadly used for any track that has a lower BPM than traditional house. The deeper side of deep house is more dark, minimal, intensely melodic or spacey compared to its soulful, happy counterpart.
Oliver Rottman’s set for GD is a deep set. I will refrain from calling it only Deep House because it is too broad a term and does not do justice to the essence of this set. This is the kind of set that is best heard when you are in a state of mind to space out. It feels like an affirmation of your identity to be a self conscious, fully breathing, feeling and thinking individual who can make sense of both the dark and exhilarating aspects of life…particularly through music.
Atmospheric and airy tones together with lush vibes make up the hallmark of this gorgeous set. Tracks in this set are laced with ambient sounds and deep seated, clear beats. The resulting package is a smooth, hypnotic and crisp set with a killer progression that is not afraid to get deeper and darker with its movement…in a very subtle way.
I admire sets that don’t leave much room for frills or pretentiousness. This is one of them.
If you have an appetite for deep electronic music (and the kind that I am talking about) like me, you will admire this too.
Thank you Oliver!
Founded by Ben Gomori from London, Monologues showcases podcasts by various artists made entirely of their own productions or remixes. For its 15th number, Adam Port takes the center stage for a phenomenal set that has finally created a Christmas spirit for us. Warm beats with influences of dusty jazz is what we know Adam Port as. Eclectic, distinct and incredibly tasteful, Adam Port’s music truly has a strong personality of its own. This set speaks for his music and his own soul. It’s a 1 hour Christmas gift of Mr. Port himself, delivered in class and with lots of warm, fuzzy goodness. We adore it… and we hope you do too.
Thanks to Monologues for making this happen.
And thank you Adam Port, for making your music happen.
You can download it for free here.
Milo Häfliger makes his presence for the second time in the Getting Deeper Podcast series. His first podcast for Getting Deeper was absolutely lovely and a favorite for a lot of GD’s fans. And so, it is really great to have him again on GD… this time, with a much deeper and a much more emotional set.
What’s special about Milo’s sets is the fact that he combines beautiful dialogues and speeches with even more beautiful music. It lends the set a depth that is, almost every time, heightened by the power of words. The set becomes an aural representation of the artist’s deepest thoughts. It’s stunning.
You are immediately transported to an inexplicable human state that is both intangible and profound, and can only be felt through music. There is no other art form that can touch a person’s soul so deeply that it is too dream like and intimate to explain. Music, truly, speaks the language of something beyond us… something divine and absolutely soul shattering.
Milo told me that through this set he seeks to capture the feeling of being fully present. He explains it through the word ‘isola’ which is the latin form of isolate and the Italian word for ‘island.’ With this set, he tries to create an island – a place where we face the wind and forget everything. It is a place where we deserve to live our lives to the fullest without any concessions.
Musically, the set is intensely emotional, deep and infused with clarity. Clear, airy melodies are placed on top of slow, timeless beats. The end result is a soft, sensual and mature set that is perfect for personal, intimate moments.
Thank you Milo… once again, for a gorgeous set.
For Getting Deeper’s 71st podcast, Mark Tarmonea has taken us back to our soulful roots. It’s really refreshing to go back to something more melodic and warm after a long stretch of deep, spacey sounds. What I particularly love about Mark’s set is his choice of tracks and how he has strung them together to create a wonderful progression.
The set begins with lush, rooftop tracks. The vibe is of open air, sunny rooftop sessions with a cozy and comforting functionality. What happens next is a gradual blooming of grandiose stretches and soaring melodies… and boom, that’s when the set opens up into hypnotic beats and intoxicating… almost enchanting synths.
This is one of the few sets on Getting Deeper that’s absolutely banging for most kinds of dancefloors. Moving to the set is a direct result of beautiful and heady trips that are so easy to get lost into. I love it. I love how easy it is to lose yourself to this set.
We hope that the set does the same to you as it does to us.
Thank you Mark for such a heartwarming set. It’s absolutely lovely.
Ninze & Okaxy’s set for Getting Deeper is truly a gorgeous piece of sonic extravagance. It feels like the set is inspired by a beautiful but bittersweet love story in an old, exotic setting. It transports you to the abstract, delicate, profound and voluptuously wordless space between definitions. It represents the inexplicable, commonly known as the grey area- of which life is mostly made of and something that only art has the power to represent so beautifully. That’s why we have films, artworks, architecture, novels… and of course… music.
It is only when you get really deep that you are able to capture these delicate moments. It takes an intelligent mind and lots of honesty and courage to be able to explore those dark spaces. Feels like Ninze & Okaxy have bathed themselves in these deep moments and created something aurally beautiful out of them. The end result – this set and their music – is a mesmeric, mysterious and absolutely show shopping package of intoxicating melodies.
What you will get, when you open this package, is some dusty jazz wrapped in warm beats together with a lot of intricate melodic goodness. They have chosen exceptional tracks and tied them together in such a way that you really won’t feel that there are individual tracks at all in the set. And that makes the set timeless. Time frames within the set are subtle, giving it a wholesome and grandiose character. It’s a film translated into music.
We hope you love it as much as we do.
Ninze & Okaxy… thank you for this divine work.