Deep End is an ingenious combination of genres and techniques, sampling and live musicianship. The infectious falsetto vocals of Craig Webb blend perfectly with guitar riffs and a blood-pumping beat in this alluring and attention grabbing tune. Deep End is catchy in all the right ways. Fusing Electronic Pop and Funk, McKnight creates a fresh and distinctive sound inspired by her love of all things musical and her extensive DJ career, which has taken her from South Africa to Mexico to Bucharest and back again to her hometown of London. This is where she can now be found, busy in her West London studio, working with a raft of talented musicians and singers like Webb.
First off is the Mitekiss Remix which straight from the get go screams liquid energy. Mitekiss has found recent support with UKF and labels such as MTA (Chase & Status), Skank & Bass and Soul Deep with DJs including the mighty Friction on BBC Radio1 also showing love. MKs signature sound is not only encapsulating and powerful but also has a deeply soulful subtlety, intelligence and elegance ooze from this evolving floor filler in equal measure as ethereal vocals drift over the rolling ambience.
Nick 235 vs NJC throw us right in at the Deep End with tribal rhythms building into a 2 Step bubbler leading the listener to the inevitable rolling drop. With blatant nods to the heady days of classic Garage, this mix would cater for any dance floor and no doubt ram it. Both guys resonate musical strength and frenetic force in the UKs music production world and are never happier than when reimagining underground sounds.
Polar Bears Can Dance aka Jimmy Hickmott brings an electro pop flavour to this Deep End release. Driving yet easy going in feel, this track displays the subtle genre twists PBCD uses to weave around the infectious original vocal.
1. Original Deep House Mix
2. Liquid Drum & Bass Remix****
3. Garage Remix
4. House Remix
Juno Exc: 23rd May