Uniting Souls, the Seattle-based imprint that started as a leading underground events promoter in 1997, is busting forth in 2012 by already issuing its second stellar release of the year. This single features local Seattle DJ legend Michael Manahan and his debut track “Regulate The Deep.” Manahan has been active in the northwest US scene for over twenty years, co-founding the Oracle Gatherings and co-producing the Decibel Festival, two well-established north American dance music events. It’s amazing that after all this time Manahan had yet to release his own production, but finally the time is ripe and “Regulate The Deep” is the result. The track features singer Ilen Halogram delivering a gorgeous, somewhat dreamy vocal over a low-slung understated deep house groove. This atmospheric cut hypnotically draws the listener inside, whether on an after-hours dancefloor or at a sunrise ‘back to mine’ session.
The remixes come courtesy of a ‘who’s who’ of Seattle house music producers. Leading the charge is the incomparable Pezzner (Freerange, Smoke N’ Mirrors) providing a twisted and twisty deep house interpretation as only Pezzner can give. The build on this one should send the nightclub reeling. Neiro is up next, coming off his recent, acclaimed Park Authority EP for Uniting Souls. Neiro gives the track a subtle, deep Chicago feel using cut-ups of the vocals as rhythmic accents in cahoots with a processed piano line. Finally, Uniting Souls veteran Jordan Strong adds a pulsing synth pad and a snappy snare to his dubbed-out remix, creating a persistent, bouncy treatment to excite late night dance floors. It’s an undeniably cool package coming at you from Uniting Souls, and just the beginning of what’s in store for the label in 2012.
Justin Martin - “Love the Pezzner mix!”
DJ Schwa (Shades Of Gray) - “Nice remix by Pezzner!”
Jay West - “The original is nice. Love the vibe.”
Chris Todd (Crazy P/Hot Toddy) - “Pezzner’s mix is very good. Great arrangement and production.”
Dave Mothersole - “I like the Jordan Strong mix …”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Good stuff on all the mixes here … just fantastic strong deep house for the floors. Top!”
Dj Nova (Rodon FM) - “Incredible release! Mystical and hypnotic. Love Neiro’s remix with its thick bassline, old school build, and cool piano strings.”
Demarkus Lewis - “Pezzner mix for me here .. proper deepness with chunk.”
Russell Deeks (This Is Why We Dance blog) - “Nice deep vibes with a pleasingly varied set of mixes.”
Beppe Gioia (Garage Family) - “Definitely for my deep radio sets!”
Miles Maeda - “Addicted to Pezzner …”
Rick Preston - “Neiro’s and Jordan’s mixes are my favorites!”
Additional support from Giom, Justin Harris (Freaks), Shur-i-kan, Nacho Marco, DJ Linus, Murray Richardson, Henri Kohn, Merlyn Martin, Eddie Spettro, and Doc Link.
Available now from Beatport