Scott Boutin aka Blue Soul returns to San Francisco's Roam Recordings with a diverse EP that shows his talent for creating timeless dance music. Great beats, stylish synths, and dreamy soundscapes adorn this release throughout. The title track, "Deeper Inside", is a banging blend of acid and dub elements combined in a way that takes two classic styles and refreshingly makes them new again. "The Wiggle" follows as a sweet, summery downtempo track with whimsical melodies making up a jingle-like feel that could be used to sell you just about anything under the sun. Breakbeat drums cut through and the bass delivers a dynamic funk feel. "1980 Something" is an unassumingly euphoric acid tune with a nod to the sounds of '80s electro, combined in a classic way that would not sound out of place as an underground anthem to some of the more tasteful festivals taking over the music landscape these days. As a special bonus, the Sleight of Hands duo of Phil Collis and DJ M3 bring their different backgrounds to the foreground on this release with their remix of "Deeper Inside." Classical elements provide drama while UK bass breakdowns give it a dance floor edge while space age synth explorations reveal something more rave ready. An exceptional release with many distinct flavors … and fortunately for wax lovers, Roam Recordings will also be issuing this one on 12" vinyl.
Hollis P Monroe - "There is so much to like about these originals … unique and well-done. Great release."
Vanilla Ace - "Cool sounds all round here."
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - "A really nice warm stash of tunes here … I'm liking all of them."
Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) - "The title track is cool but I think '1980 Something' is my favorite. Blame the 303."
ALTZ (Altzmusica / DFA) - "I love this deep acid sh%t!"
ROBOT84 (Paper Recordings) - "Brilliant release. Some quality tunes on here. The Sleight of Hands remix is the cut for me, but '1980 Something' is pretty special."
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Some pretty fun tracks here."
Belabouche (Midnight Riot / DiscoDat) - "Wicked stuff!"
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - "Great EP … Sleight Of Hands drop a wicked remix, while the originals are class, '1980 Something' in particular. Top!"
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite / Dialtone Records) - "I love 'Deeper Inside' … I will play this out right away."
Scheibosan (Shanti Roots) - "I'm liking 'The Wiggle' … good groove."
Tariq Ziyad (New Urban ERA music blog) - "'Deeper Inside' is a slice of techy breaks magic … in fact, every track on this EP is sheer class."
Galen (Pacificsound / Dirtybird) - "Blue Soul rules! Quality goodness every time."