About Deep Culture Music and Myles Bigelow:
Vancouver’s Deep Culture Music is pleased to present the latest release from Myles Bigelow, the Abstract Forte EP. Myles has an extensive and dynamic musical background, and is not only a talented DJ and producer but also a vocalist and world-renowned percussionist. As a percussionist Myles toured the world with Latin Grammy winning artists Orlando “Maraca” Valle and the Alex Cuba Band, as well as sharing the stage with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Earth Wind & Fire, and Heracio “El Negro” Hernandez. He formed Deep Culture Music with Luis Machuca to further his interest in rhythm, combining it with soulful New York and Chicago bred styles of house music. In addition, Myles has previously released tracks on Pure Funk, Future Elements, and NeoSoul, the latter being the home to “Believe,” his recent collaboration with Julius Papp and vocalist Deborah Bond.
About Myles Bigelow’s Abstract Forte EP:
Myles Bigelow’s latest EP, Abstract Forte, was influenced by his father who is an abstract artist, teaching Myles the concept of automatism, meaning detached awareness as if observing. This is an approach to image making practiced by the surrealists and adopted by the abstract expressionists as a mandate for unrestricted expression. Applied to music, it allows for the free association of sounds arranged in a coherent manner that reflects a deeper, more profound experience. On the Abstract Forte EP, Myles surrendered to the untapped potential of his sound gear restricted by nothing but the limits of his own creativity. Samples were approached as a palette of colours applied with no regard for the risk of mistakes. Abstractionism offers a way to break through the restraints of conventional thinking exposing a panorama of untapped possibilities. In this case the uncensored results sound like combinations of deep funky, moody, techy, spacey grooves. The feel is refreshingly an old school warehouse feel, harking back to when the music was new and there were less ‘rules’ in making house music. More importantly, these grooves were made to bang! “Expressionism,” “Primal Urge,” and “Do It For The Juice” … one can count on these tracks shaking up the dance floor with authority.
Doc Martin - “Deep left coast stuff, just the way we like it!”
Marques Wyatt - “Dope!”
Master Kev - “‘Expressionism’ is a tight track … will definitely support.”
Abicah Soul - “‘Do It For The Juice’ is the dope one for me.”
Robert Owens - “Great tracks.”
Ant Plate (Rhythm Plate / YSE) - “‘Expressionism’ is quirky in a good way, but ‘Do It For The Juice’ … baby!”
Hippie Torrales - “Nice grooves.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “There’s a cool warehouse sound to ‘Primal Urge’ … the rumbling low end is really nice.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - “This release is full of raw spirit and old school power. It is magic the way that Myles connects all these keys, elements, and vocal samples from the early days under the umbrella of today’s house experience.”
Bruce Tantum (Time Out NY) - “Loving this one … old-school vibes with a modern edge. Hot!”
Russell Deeks (This Is Why We Dance) - “Solid deeper house vibes.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House) - “Fresh, inspiring use of samples makes ‘Primal Urge’ a wicked old school track not to be missed.”