Usmev - This Vibe EP (Cymasonic)

The half-Norwegian, half-Spanish label Cymasonic is back with some
 Catalan deepness straight out of Barcelona in This Vibe, a brand new five track EP by
 Usmev. A conservatory-trained pianist and guitarist, Usmev is no stranger to the label having previously released and remixed on multiple singles. 
 The first track, "That Time", is an exploration in rich, thickly layered chords accompanied by a chunky kick and a rhythm that scatters, close to completely breaking away … a definite party starter. "Sunday Morning Blues" features the vocal magic of fabulous Atlanta-based singer Bleu Renee. It's playful in its claps and other percussive elements while deeply hypnotic in its melody and lyrics, which come from a darker, cautionary, and extremely personal place. "Respect the Elders" follows with a pep to its step and a bass with plenty of bounce to match. Chord stabs rise in classic style while deeper, more sustained notes sneak their way into the listener's headspace. The EP's title track comes in two versions: the original "This Vibe" -- which starts out as a house track but evolves into a more electro-disco affair half way through -- and a slowed down Vocal Edit that is sure to make serious waves this upcoming summer.

Tim Paris (Marketing Music / My Favorite Robot) - "A very nice release indeed. I'm really into 'That Time' and 'Respect the Elders'."
Terry Francis - "The vocal version of the title track is the one for me."
Mark Farina - "Good stuff!"
Saulty (Downtown Party Network) - "'This Vibe' will be played a lot."
Alvaro Hylander (DeepWit) - "One of my favorite artists out there. As usual, pure groove and deepness with power and emotion."
Linas Fresh Tee (Dubinsky / Drumpoet Community) - "Nice and classy deep house here."
Nick Holder - "Fire!"
Mould (Con+ainer / Tiefblau Records) - "'That Time' and 'This Vibe (Vocal Edit)' are my faves."
Diz (Iz & Diz / Vizual) - "Sexy all around."
Alkalino - "This is proper deep house music. Instant love for these tracks."
Massimiliano Pagliara (Live At Robert Johnson) - "'This Vibe' is the one for me."
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite / Dialtone Records) - "Lovely, soothing summer sounds."
Hippie Torrales - "Nice, deep grooves."
Rafael Moraes (Nomumbah / Yoruba) - "Sounding good!"
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "Quality … great sounds and pure deepness all over this EP."
Daz-I-Kue (Future Soul Records) - "Some nice grooves going on here."
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - "'That Time' is a kind of silent thunder. Tech edges with soft percussion and a nice build."
Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) - "Good overall sound on this EP … simple and effective."
Kiyo To (Kanzen Records) - "I'm left speechless! This is by far the best deep house release I've had the pleasure to listen to this year."

Available now from Beatport, Juno Download, and iTunes.

Usmev feat. Bleu Renee - Twilight Room (Bogota Records)

Barcelona’s Usmev combines with Bleu Renee on the Twilight Room EP, the single for the approaching summer from Bogota Records. A conservatory-trained pianist and guitarist, Usmev first appeared on Bogota’s debut release, Themes. A deep, mid-tempo excursion, “Twilight Room" shows supreme confidence in the power of a strong bass groove and the soulful R&B vocals of Bleu with resonating pads filling the left over space. Renowned Dallas DJ and producer JT Donaldson adds energy to the track with a funkier, percussive remix. Chuck Love, an equally renowned name in the house music world, gives the song some sleazy Minneapolis soul, teasing out the vocals in an evocative manner. Rounding off the release with a techy reconstruction, the Copenhagen-based Slammer chisels down the original while speeding up the tempo to match the shuffle of frenetic drums. The Bogota crew have produced an EP sure to seduce dimly lit dance floors.

Mark Farina - “Lovely.”
Julius Papp (NeoDisco Music) - “Good one! Each mix with its own unique take but partial to the vibe of the original version.”
Tensnake - “Great deep stuff.”
Robert Owens - “The Chuck Love remix is cool.”
DJ Heather - “Deep and lovely.”
Graeme Park - “The original mix is great. Deep, moody and highly appealing.”
Jask (Thaisoul / Soulfuric) - “Very smooth.”
Chris Fortier - “This is how deep house is done.”
Abicah Soul - “I will play the original mix a lot.”
Nick Holder - “Nice and deep.”
Random Soul - “Nice remixes from JT Donaldson and Chuck Love!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “All four here are really strong … the original is a glorious deep workout, while JT Donaldson and Chuck Love turn in wicked chunky re-rubs. But it’s the Slammer version which got me overall … wicked percussion and a superb flow.”
Jaymz Nylon (Nylon Trax) - “Beautiful and powerful.”
Dave Mayer (Strictly Rhythm / Hardsoul) - “JT Donaldson remix for me!”
Alvaro Hylander (DeepWit Recordings) - “Fantastic release from what is becoming one of my favorite labels. I’m really liking it all. I’m a big follower of JT Donaldson’s sound and he delivers a refreshing interpretation of the already great original mix. The entire release is pretty much finger-licking-good.”
Vincent Kwok (Eight-Fifteen / Transport Recordings) - “I’m really feeling the Slammer remix.”
Jevne (OneThirty Recordings) - “Wow, this release is DOPE! All mixes are killer but the stand out is the Slammer remix.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “It’s got a summer feel with a bump to the bass … working for me all the way.”
Tee Cardaci (Low Down Grooves / Sine Qua Non) - “Always love to see a remix from my man from Fair Park. JT Donaldson delivers the goods on this one … a nice deep groove with great interplay between the bass and the synths, leaving just enough of the vocals in place to bring the sexy!”
Deron Delgado (Stompy / Paradise) - “Solid EP for all four tracks! Good to hear some fresh JT Donaldson tracks.”
Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) - “Good range of remixes here with JT Donaldson’s standing out for me. Great bass!”
Lorenzo al Dino (7th District / Jockey Club) - “Great track and mixes … perfect for my beach club sessions.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - “A truly entrancing slice of sexy late night deepness.”

Available now from Beatport and Juno Download.