Back after the well received OORS EP, Sudup Recordings return with a new deep house gem from label co-owner Dom Ahtuam AKA Dlay, entitled “Headbumps”. Dlay has been busy with releases for Fortified Recordings, Midnight Social, and multiple Sudup productions. He’s also been working as one half of the duos Sketchy Beats (with Justin Berman), Invisible Menders (with Jane Fitz), and Untying the Knots (with Ketsa).
Dlay’s “Headbumps” is a hypnotic deep house track featuring deep chords, spacey arpeggios and his usual intricate drum programming. This release shows a progression in his sound, while still being true to the style of his previous releases on Sudup.
The first remix comes courtesy of friend-of-the-label Tom Lown. Tom has been prolific over the last three years and shows no sign of slowing down, having had a recent split release with Harold Heath on Deepwit Recordings as well as releases on 3am and Lost My Dog. Here he delivers a quality reinterpretation of the original, adding a massive bass line, different percussion, and great use of the original hook.
To round the EP off, the final remix comes from a new member of the Sudup family, South Londoner Nota. His remix makes further use of that vocal sample and Dlay’s original parts, adding some squelchy acid action towards the end. After this great first outing expect more appearances from Nota on Sudup in 2013.
Alton Miller - “I am feeling the Tom Lown mix … niceness!”
Moodymanc - “Strong pack of solid groovers!”
Giom - “The remixes are ace!”
Ant Plate (Rhythm Plate / YSE) - “Proper low-slung deep house … nice. Tom’s drums are tops.”
Dave Mayer (Strictly Rhythm) - “Love Tom Lown’s remix … DOPE!”
Three (Hallucination Limited) - “Nota’s remix is working for me.”
DJ Rocca (Ajello) - “Super deepness, as I like.”
Tommi Bass (Rednetic Recordings) - “A nice deep sounding package… Tom Lown’s remix just steals the vote for my fave here.”
Tommy Largo - “Nice, deep grooves.”
Doc Link - “Feels good! I will be working this one in.”
DJ MFR - “Nice and groovy overall.”
Nutritious (Brooklyn Shakedown) - “So deep and lovely. Certain tunes wrap a big blanket of warm beats around you before pushing you back and forth across the floor. Tom’s mix does just that. Very nice, indeed.”
Bruce Tantum (TimeOut NY) - “Wow … great track, and two excellent variations on the theme. This a really rock-solid deep house EP. I’ll be playing all three versions … a lot!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Both Tom and Nota take the original vibe and work it into something very cool, but the original is the one I’m plumping for here … lovely solid deep house grooves all the way. Cracking stuff.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House) - “The wicked remix by Tom Lown of this deep house gem is not to be missed.”