Acclaimed deep house imprint DeepWit Recordings returns with a superb new single from Finnish artist Venntaur. Based in the city of Tampere, Venntaur is a rising DJ and producer specializing in the deep, sophisticated, and melodic, with a rich history of genre experimentation. Here he presents two floor-approved cuts, leading with the rousing "You Got Feeling". A solid kick drum accompanied by a Detroit-flavored bass line opens the track, and things soon get spicy as warm pads, a swingy hi-hat, and a garage-style vocal hook enter the scene. It's elegant stuff, sure to give good vibes to many late nights. Tokyo's Datakestra (Adaptation Music / UNKNOWN Season) is on hand to give "You Got Feeling" a classy rub-down, providing a modern interpretation that shimmies and shakes with sublime confidence.
"Just Once" follows, taking things a into a more submerged, sexier sonic realm. A rumbling low end is complimented with gentle chords, floating synth strings, and breathy vocal phrases, driven along by a crisp rhythm track. Australia's Jason Mitchell – of the Deep House Aficionado label – is on hand for a sparser but energetic remix of "Just Once" that features a prominent bass line and well-placed vocal hits. The drum track is of a slightly quicker tempo and is embellished with nicely syncopated claps.
Venntaur's two tracks and their remixes make for a fine single that will rightly suit DJs in an after-hours mood. The release continues DeepWit's string of high quality house music releases, showing the label to be an ambitious and consistent player on the scene. Dive in.
Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades Of House) - "I'm digging the Datakestra remix and 'Just Once' is really nice as well."
Satoshi Fumi - "I love them all … quality!"
Hollis P Monroe - "'Just Once' and Datakestra's remix of 'You Got Feeling' are sweet."
Nick Holder - "I'm digging it!"
Pete Moss - "'You Got Feeling' is wicked."
Vanilla Ace - "Both originals are really good."
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - "Cracking stuff … possibly my fave DeepWit release for a little while. It's really strong all round."
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite / Dialtone Records) - "All four cuts are good, but loving the groovy remix from Datakestra the most."
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - "'Just Once' is such a nice track … I will give it a spin."
Loz Goddard (Large Music / Kolour Recordings) - "I'm a big fan of the pads and chords throughout this release … top stuff."
Hamza (Wind Horse Records) - "I love the whole single! Deep Wit Recordings has become one of my favorite labels."
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "Great tension, deep pads, and a cool vocal sample really give 'You Got Feeling' character."
Mark Mac (The Sounds Collective) - "Big Tunes from Deepwit. Venntaur has a real ear for production and a great talent for creating a quality vibe."
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) - "Deepwit are clearly a label that puts out music they are passionate about. Forget trends and whims, this is sophisticated, true house music for the discerning."
SimonG (Deep South Audio, New Zealand) - "Very Impressive. A smoking hot release from Deepwit cementing why this label is a serious player."