Betaphonics - Midnight Love (Downsouth-Music)

From the vibrant deep house scene of South Africa comes Betaphonics and the “Midnight Love" single, courtesy of Downsouth-Music. Betaphonics are beat-maker Ernst Schoemaker and vocalist Danielle Hyem who create stylish house tracks that connect Johannesburg with the sultry sounds of San Francisco and New York City.

"Midnight Love" is a track complete with classic, soul-toned melodies, gentle piano and horn lines, romantic lyrics, and a late night, chilled vibe transmitting class and charisma. A pair of top notch remixes come courtesy of fellow South African producer and rising global house music talent Matt Prehn. Known for his work with live house music band Bang Bang as well as his solo singles for Baker Street, Headtunes, and his own Oh So Coy imprint Matt is certainly an in-demand talent. His Light Pass remix builds patiently with a persistent rhythm track, teasing vocal drops, and dreamy chord pads over a bubbling bass line. Matt’s accompanying Dark Pass remix changes things up for the after-hour aficionados, adding a chiming pulse, a descending low-end, and some tauntingly dramatic moments for just the right amount of dance-floor tension. Three prime cuts from Downsouth-Music, ready for action in DJ sets in any hemisphere.

Marques Wyatt - “Dope!”
Justin Harris (Freaks) - “Love Matt Prehn’s Dark Pass mix.”
Daz-I-Kue (Bugz In The Attic) - “I really like the production on the original version.”
Groove Junkies - “Shades of Everything But The Girl and recent Spiritchaser material. Well done.”
Doc Link - “The original is the one for me, although Matt drives a hard bargain with his two mixes. I’ll be rockin’ ‘em!”
Vincent Kwok - “Great release, especially the Matt Prehn Dark Pass mix.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House) - “Infectious deep house laced with lascivious melodies and sexy vocals.”
Christos Kedras (Kapa Music) - “I am feeling the chill soulful vibe of the original but also liking the deep groove of the Light Pass mix. Both in the bag!”
Camouflage (Chicago House FM) - “Loving both of Matt Prehn’s remixes … solid bass lines and the vocal is pretty sweet. A great combination!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Top grooves all round on this release, but it’s the stunningly strong Dark Pass mix which gets the nod from me. If this is what’s going down in South Africa, get me on the next flight!”

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