Eclectic German label Thai Dust Records reserves its ‘(Red)’ sub-label for their deeper, more chill-oriented work. The Deep Water EP is a deep house production through and through. The background of Krystian Shek, AKA DJ Gotsoul, is definitely beats-oriented with his previous releases on Thai Dust (Black) and a recent downtempo album on the Cold Busted label. For those that remember his club-smasher “Acapulco Nude,” Krystian’s new deep house moniker should come as no surprise … it’s just another step forward in showcasing his diverse capabilities. For this release he has teamed up with German Radio Galaxy host and DJ Val De Mossa as well as regular collaborator Surya, an Argentinian vocalist currently based in Spain.
Starting things off, “Pasadena" is a smooth to swallow - and oh so easy to dance to - deep house pill. The song’s bass has a dark edge to it and is complimented by haunting piano notes that are spectral in nature. Surya delivers a brilliant vocal performance, with a moodiness sure to halt any fans of the lovely Bajka in their tracks. A take-no-prisoners remix comes from BDLX, also known as Krystian’s fellow Cold Busted artist Bahia Deluxe. He rounds the low end into something punchier, turning it into a devastating lead. The other two originals on the release, “La Isla Blanca" and "Senses Of The Islands,” employ islander percussion in evocatively melodic progressions, with the latter being cinematic enough to close the eyes to as the imagination travels far. Just like that, Thai Dust (Red) has an EP on its hands capable moving dance floors in dramatic fashion.
Tony Humphries - “Great deep house tracks!”
Jask (Thaisoul / Soulfuric) - “Love it!”
Hippie Torrales - “‘Senses Of The Islands’ for me … nice mid-tempo groove.”
Vincent Kwok - “Great tracks! I’m loving the vocals on ‘Pasadena.’”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) - “‘Pasadena’ and ‘Sense of the Islands’ are truly lovely. These will get a lot of summer support from me!”
Sarah Favouritizm (Southport Weekender) - “This is lovely … great voice, too!”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “I’m into ‘La Isla Blanca’ .. summer is all over this breezy and driving sound.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Really cool bass-led vibes here … I’m feeling the original ‘Pasadena,’ plus ‘La Isla Blanca,’ the latter being a really cool deep groove with smart keys. Strong EP.”
Igor Marijuan (Ibiza Sonica FM) - “Great stuff.”
Chris Udoh (Tigerhook) - “Awesome summer vibe on this one!”
Niksa Dragolin (Eurostar Radio, Croatia) - “Hell yeah, this water is really deep! I love ‘Pasadena.’”
Alan Powell (The Midnight Mix on Solar Radio) - “Beautiful selection of deep house grooves with a touch of soul.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - “Deep, sexy and truly mesmerizing.”
Available now from Beatport.