The thing about colder climates is that they allow inhabitants a mass amount of time to stay indoors and work on quality music. "All The Way", the latest single on DeepWit Recordings, was birthed in Iceland and comes from Jonbjorn, one of the artists behind that country's stand out label, Lagaffe Tales. As a naturally talented producer with a knack for simple hooks that make repeat listens a must, Jonbjorn crafts an all-too-rare-these-days ear worm that leaves an insatiable hunger for more. "All The Way" is warm and skittery with a fat kick and equally heavyweight sub bass. Increasing the heat, the label follows it up with an inextinguishable rework by Junktion who delivers pure, one-man-disco-band fire. Between his label Outplay, various appearances on vinyl imprints, and an outstandingly deep sound, this Dutchman shows a massive amount of poise with a remix whose quality can't be over-exaggerated. To round out the single, Lagaffe Tales' other half, Viktor Birgiss, shapes the original into its most housey form yet with an addictive, dance-friendly and melodically moving piece of ice capped bliss. With this release, DeepWit has put its foot down on what the label thinks deep house should be, in pursuit of quality and unbothered by others' chase for trendier sounds.
Matthias Vogt (Motorcitysoul / Large Records) - "Nice release, and an outstanding Junktion remix."
Hollis P Monroe - "Nice package over all but the Junktion remix takes the cake."
Natural Rhythm (Natural Rhythm Music) - "The Junktion remix is where it's at for me. Just groovy and hypnotic in the right amounts."
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Beautiful!"
SlanG (Spring Tube / Movement) - "Good deep stuff, especially the remix by Viktor Birgiss."
Ourra (Pop Out And Play / Alola) - "The original cut is lovely, simple, warm, uncomplicated, and great!"
Jaymz Nylon (Nylon Trax / Adult Selections) - "The original and the Junktion remix are my favorites. Great project."
Alkalino (Estimativa / Audaz Recordings) - "Great atmospheres! I dig them all."
Richie Hartness (untitledmusic) - "Viktor Birgiss's remix has a great vibe."
Kirby (Nordic Trax / Kolour) - "Both remixes sounds great … nice vibe! Cool and groovy with a twist."
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "Full of funk and large beats … this is doing it for me."
Edground (Brazilian Soul Crew) - "Very nice release. All mixes are perfect."
Rory Cochrane (Deep Site Recordings) - "Viktor Birgiss hits the spot for me … lovely deep house sounds."
Myxzlplix (Subdivisions Global) - "I'm digging this for sure. I like the low-slung original, the pseudo nu-disco of Junktion's remix, and the Viktor Birgiss remix tops it off quite nicely."
Mark Mac (The Sounds Collective Radio Show) - "This is a step into a slightly different direction for DeepWit, and it's an excellent step. More beat-based tech sounds with a solid kick and warm off key notes ... nice, solid sounds."
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) - "I love the live drum feel on the Junktion remix. I could imagine the likes of Danny Howells playing this."
Kadabra (The House Hookup Radio Show) - "All the mixes are nice. The simple hook got me -- particularly the vocal sample used. I really think Junktion smashed the remix though … I can't wait to play that one early!"
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House) - "Beautiful slice of laid back yet mesmerizing late night house."
Available now from Beatport.