Deep House

Florian Rietze | Nightdrive (Liveset) | www.klangextase.de

Smooth, sexy, classy and absolutely gorgeous… that’s Florian Rietze for you. And yes, this set is best suited for a night drive. Enjoy.

Lennart & Federweiss – Depart (Original Mix) – Snippet

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.

Getting Deeper #73 mixed by Oliver Rottmann

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.

Enjoy 🙂

Thank you Oliver!

 

Getting Deeper Podcast #72 mixed by Milo Häfliger

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.

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Getting Deeper #69 with Ninze & Okaxy – Deep October Mix

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.

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Getting Deeper Podcast #63 mixed by Artenvielfalt

Getting Deeper’s 63rd podcast takes a significant shift from some of the more deeper sets we have been releasing lately, but it’s a welcoming shift nevertheless. Germany’s Ben Sachau and Lennart Vonau, together known as Artenvielfalt, best loved on Getting Deeper for their lovely remix of Alt J’s Tessellate and their Nalu Nalu mixes… have given Getting Deeper the pleasure to publish a set by them for its 63rd number in the podcast series. 

Soulful tech is infused with some industrial sounds in this one. It takes me back to the initial days of Getting Deeper during summer. We had a lot of soulful stuff back then… lots of nice, warm tones and deep beats. And it’s nostalgic to listen to Artenvielfalt’s set in that respect.

Artenvielfalt have created a really nice progression with it. It’s almost as if the progression represents an open air party beginning with warm tones during the day, eventually moving on to grungy, dirty sounds and ending with soulful beats. That entire experience has been condensed in a 1 hour banging set.

The end result: A sultry set with a lot of good vibes, perfectly balanced… and great to remove your dancing shoes to get a little dirty with. We hope you enjoy 🙂

Thank you Artenvielfalt!

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Thomas Scholz – Mimesis (rampue Remix) (Snippet)

Rampue is back again for us with a phenomenal remix of ‘Mimesis’ by Thomas Scholz. Intense melodies make up the hallmark of the track. The intensity of the sound is transposed into an equally intense vibe. It puts you in a dimension of sublime, passionate experiences. Absolutely stunning.

The track is out on July 28th.

1st year anniversary special: Podcast #56 mixed by Dinnerdate.

It has been a lovely year for Getting Deeper. When I first started the blog I had absolutely no idea how enriching the entire journey forward would be. True passion, genuine words and mutual support has gotten it to the place where it is now. I never tried to mold into something that it wasn’t meant to be. Everything had been a result of wherever my musical inclinations took me… one step at a time.  It had to be authentic and more importantly honest.

Firstly, I would like to thank every single artist and every single fan who has made this year MASSIVE for Getting Deeper. And of course… to all my friends who helped me spread the word, and who came up to me whenever they could to show true love and support for GD.

And now, it’s time to introduce Getting Deeper’s anniversary special… and its 56th podcast by Simon Hoppe aka Dinnerdate. It has been raining since the day began, and there couldn’t have been a better setting for Dinnerdate’s set. The set is a gorgeous package of melodic intricacies and lush beats. Opening this package will follow a deep and emotional journey of a mesmeric, show stopping quality.

Mixed to perfection and selected with class, each track in this set is spot on. It hits all the right places at the right time. The end result is a grandiose trip of good vibes and emotional turns that will take you deeper and deeper as the set progresses.

It so happened that Dinnerdate’s set fell during GD’s anniversary. How perfect that is! Dinnerdate’s music is a perfect mix of emotional sounds and deep beats. It’s just right to celebrate GD’s first year. The best part is that the set itself is a wholesome mix of a variety of deep sounds. I love it.

Thank you Simon for making a BIG set for a BIG year!

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Your Summer Sounds 2014 – mixed by ZeitlupenUwe

‘Your Summer Sounds’ is still very on, and it’s still as fresh as it first was. ZeitlupenUwe’s set is the second set I listened to after Arkadiusz’ collection in the series, and I was delighted by how different it was from Arkadiusz’ collection. Both are rich and gorgeous in their own way, and both an absolute pleasure to listen to.

ZeitlupenUwe’s selection consists of tracks strongly influenced by old school funk and swing. Groovy deep house takes the center stage, bringing with it sultry vibes, happy faces and sometimes intensely emotional melodies. Gorgeous and very, very rich, this set is a complete package of film noir love and sexual tension. Enjoy 🙂

Coldplay – Magic (FreakMe Spirit RE-WORK)

After a month of being idle, I feel like I am finally ready to start posting regularly again. FreakMe’s rework of Coldplay’s much loved track ‘Magic’ has been on repeat in my playlist for a long time. Sublime, airy and absolutely heartwarming, this edit of ‘Magic’ is everything that Coldplay can be in a genre like Deep House. And I absolutely love how FreakMe has retained the essence of Coldplay in just the right way to an extent that I am beginning to think that Coldplay would work great with Deep House. Listen to this and I can guarantee you that you WILL like it. And if you are like me, you will begin every morning for the next 4 weeks with this track.

 

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