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You know you love that classic Detroit Deepchord sound. Follow Rod Modell on his latest trip into the far reaches of the cosmos, as expressed through sublimely ambient deep house. Northern Shores is a four track EP of perfectly blended pads, drums, field recordings and reverbs upon reverbs. 12” on Soma.
Deepchord really allows himself to expand his sounds here on this double-length LP, surely a perfect format for a producer with such a woozy, immersive ambient approach to dub techno. Auratones’ twelve tracks create a positive space for the listener to dance and / or dream in. Released as a 2LP on the Soma label.
As the title implies, Deepchord releases another luxurious dub techno 12” of the sound he now basically defines. This second part foregrounds the often subdued Detroit element, pulling clicking high hats and jazz chords out of the swirling mix. Deepchord captures that crisp winter warmth, plus he has simply the nicest sounding kick drums you’ve ever heard.
The Campfire is the perfect setting for a certain kind of dubby ambient techno, being a space that allows the ravers to settle back and contemplate. Deepchord naturally has exactly what's needed for the circumstance, with three gorgeous deep cuts mixing synth pads and submerged rhythms with field recordings. 12” on Soma.
You can count on DeepChord to live up the project name: each of these 3 beat excursions take it down low, the synths and the drum pulses echoing up to the listener as if from the bottom of a cavern. That’s particularly true of the last track, which sounds extra hazy. Atmospherica Vol. 2 is out on the Soma label.
Deepchord’s recent album Ultraviolet Music is a work of serious dub techno mastery, and it obviously makes sense for a few of those tracks to be given a dancefloor-friendly life of their own on this 12”. Atmospherica Vol. 1 follows on from plenty of releases for Modern Love and echospace [detroit] over the years. Coloured vinyl LP, out on the Soma label.
Ultraviolet Music is a set of ‘Atmospheric heroin-house’ according to the press release, a pretty unbeatable description. Certainly, the production on these ambient techno jams is such that it, even listening sober, it already feels like these tracks are percolating out from the inside of your mind. Powerful stuff from DeepChord, released on Soma.
In what is a momentous occasion for Soma Records, we hit the milestone 400th release of the label and who better to see this in than label heads SLAM as they lead up to their new album due to drop this October. Soma are proud to present the double A sided Rotary/Catacoustics. Slam have been locked away in the studio these past months working hard on their latest album which sees them look to past machines and new technologies to form the base of this new album. These album sessions have spawned two raucous tracks that state where the veteran producers are with their sound. These tracks have the dance floor firmly in mind and display the years of experience Slam have in knowing what exactly will whip up a storm.
Following their ongoing relationship with Soma Records, Ukrainian duo Woo York are set to release their new record that proves to be somewhat representative of recent dramatic events in their country. Entitled I Am Against, both the main track and the EP itself are referring to the developments that lead to revolutionary struggle of the Ukrainian people. The EP also features a special remix from UK Techno producer, Ø [Phase].