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Grassmarket Jazz Release: Preview Stream

Release on Deep Nota exclusively on Traxsource on the 11th January, general release on the 25th.

Grassmarket Jazz- New Deep House EP Release on Deep Nota


“Fynn Callum’s latest release on Deep Nota maintains his reputation for jazz-infused deep house grooves. These two tracks are at that perfect foot-tapping and head-nodding tempo that fits that late-night bar vibe, keeping the hipsters and the jazzers happy.

In the opening track, Grassmarket Jazz, floating electric piano chords provide the foundation for the jazz guitar and horn section, with that old-school jazz sound remembered with those familiar upright bass sounds. The second track, Decision Waiting, takes things a little bit more late-night, driven by a growling house-organ bass and a heavier groove, tempered by a delicious soulful vocal and smooth trumpet line.

This latest release from Edinburgh’s Fynn Callum takes us back to the soulful, jazzy roots of deep house.”

Grassmarket Jazz is released exclusively on Traxsource on 11th January 2013 and is on general release on your outlet of choice from January the 25th.


Redwood City EP out Now on General Release

With some great support from Amazing Beats (thanks Mark!), my first release on Deep Nota, the Redwood City EP, is now available from all good digital retailers!

Redwood City shows my love of the deeper and jazzy side of house music; from smooth electric pianos, lilting trumpets and soulful vocal accents inspired by the sounds of classic deep house to more progressive and contemporary driving basslines, chopped chords and breakbeats.

More about the music…

I think, up until now, I’ve been guilty of trying to make each post a wonderful technical resource, as such, I’ve mostly completely overlooked the most important aspect: the music. So from now on, I will post regular, short reviews and opinions on the deep house tracks I like. Or don’t.

Let’s start straight away with Juan Lombardo‘s Deep Track (Original Mix). Released on Deep Nota Records -a label on which I always keep an eye- this, as I’m sure you can tell from the title, is a deep track. Some of the synth sound design comes from the more techy end of the spectrum, but the arrangement and the production mean that this is rooted firmly in deep house territory.

A percussion-led intro builds as the synth opens up, before the bass kicks in just after a minute. This, for me, is where the track sounds it’s weakest, with the bass not quite sitting happily and gelling with the drums and percussion for me. All changes though at 2.03 where, after a breakdown, the track drops and really kicks things off: the additional elements really tying everything together.

After that, the rest of the track rolls along, with several more brief breakdowns keeping everything moving. If anything, I would love an extended version, with a few more bars between the breakdowns, such is my love for this groove as it rolls along. Straight into my set list and definitely worth a listen.

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