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.
What I initially knew about Milo as an artist was that he was really good with his deep, soulful and emotional sets. Never did I think that Milo’s taste in music would extend to techno. He had to listen to techno, but euphoric… emotional techno all packed in one set? Nah. I didn’t even know that it could be so good until I heard Milo’s live set at Jack Club in Bern.
Today I decided to listen to part 1 of his ‘Tale of Us’ set, and I must say that it is an emotional, euphoric and absolutely stunning piece of sonic extravagance. It truly feels like a journey through time, space and distance. Hypnotic and soul shattering, this set is the darker, more intense side of Milo’s music… and perhaps even himself.
When an artist’s musical personality is so strong and cohesive, it is hard not to glance at his own soul. Music, if expressed authentically… is an extension of the artist’s deepest thoughts and feelings in an almost subliminal level. That’s what I admire and love about artists who treat their music as something very personal to them. When you pour so much love and care into what you are creating, your work automatically becomes an embodiment of who you are as a person. That is what makes your work stand above the noise.
That’s why we exist. That is why this music exists, and that is exactly why Getting Deeper exists.
Thank you Milo… and the universe… for bringing this to me!
An old favorite, I ended up rediscovering Kaiori Breathe‘s remix of ‘Needing You’ by Ghosts of Paraguay all over again on Digitally Imported radio. Apt to its genre, this track is a chilling piece of divinity. It is beautifully haunting… and a complete relaxing experience to listen to. Enjoy.
The track is available for free download here.
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.