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Martin Iveson "Cobra XL" Atjazz Record Company (Official Music Video)

If you checked out Deeper Shades Of House show 460, you heard me play the Afefe Iku remix of this killer Deep House track by Martin Iveson aka Atjazz. Now you can check out the official music video of "Cobra XL", one of the two "original" versions by Martin.



Review of "Cobra", written by Liverpool's Phil Cooper
When I hear the term ‘Deep House’ these days it conjures up images of thin, monotonous grooves, vest wearing LADS and Southern fried Essex girls in some over-priced Ibiza club where in fact the only thing deep in this scenario is the K Hole that the aforementioned are likely to fall into…

This latest offering is from one of the UK’s leading exponents of the TRUE Deep sound, Martin Iveson AKA Atjazz. Remixed by the illusive Afefe Iku, this is a rhythmic journey into the exotic unknown.

Hypnotising conga rhythms and Kalimba loops provided by Gabrielle Poso work their way around the listener, enveloping them in a deep, textured organic groove before succumbing to the nagging vocal reframe that just keeps things moving with its cries of ‘deep black’ compiling to the whole incredible journey of warmth and audio radiance.






Traktor Kontrol S8 Is Coming. The Future Of DJing?

This video just popped up on one of my social timelines and I want to share with you what I just watched. I have been using Traktor for quite some time now and besides the Kontrol X1, I am relying on CDJs to be the main controllers. Native Instruments has been in the controller business for a while but I have not made the plunge into a CDJ or Turntable free world yet. Plus I really like my Vestax R-1 rotary mixer and don't see any fader heavy alternative replacing it anytime soon.

The Traktor Kontrol S4 has been out for quite some time while the S2 came out fairly recently and now you can get an idea what the new Native Instruments controller flagship S8 might look like!


Most noticeable in this video is probably the built in display, which would allow you to browse your collection, have a visual of the waveform (for looping etc.), and more without having to look at your computer at all. However, my excitement got pulled back to reality when I didn't see any platters (jogwheels) on the controller. That makes it a definite no for me to buy the S8. Personally I find it hard to mix with only buttons plus I'm too lazy to beatgrid everything only to rely on sync and I like to have somewhat of a "hands on feel" when playing music. Since all this is just speculation based on a minute long video, I can really only judge if I ever get my hands on an S8.

I'm sure by now you've noticed, that Native Instruments has a marketing team which knows how to get DJs excited about their new products. In this case NI opens the doors to their private launch event on Ibiza and spices up the video with statements and quotes by the likes of Luciano, Davide Squillace and Carl Craig.





Interview With Jus-Ed (Slices Feature Video)

German e-zine "Slices" by Electronic Beats is at it again. This time I'm excited to share a long format interview with Underground Quality's mastermind Jus-Ed who was invited to a paddle boat ride in scenic Berlin.

I love Jus-Ed's attitude towards family and friends and definitely share his sentiment about spreading knowledge.
Fun fact for my Deeper Shades Of House family: Jus-Ed is married to Jenifa Mayanja who runs her own label Bu-Mako.







90s Flashback - Carl Craig in the mix on Viva TV's Housefrau

Flashback to the 90s.

This video shows Carl Craig live in the mix on German Viva TV program "Housefrau", playing vinyl of course.
Trivia: One of the hosts of this show, Mate Galic is now CTO / President of Native Instruments.

Carl Craig on Viva TV Housefrau Pt1


Carl Craig on Viva TV Housefrau Pt2







Deeper Shades Live Sessions #4 With Guest TILL VON SEIN

On Tuesday, June 3rd 2014 I broadcasted the "Deeper Shades Live Sessions #4" live via the Deeper Shades Radio Network as well as the Deeper Shades Live Page. My special guest for this episode was Till von Sein from Berlin, Germany. His 90 minute guest mix and our almost hour long interview are now archived on YouTube as well as Ustream (in case Youtube blocked the content in your country)

Watch the videos below and please subscribe to the Deeper Shades Of House Youtube channel.

Till von Sein DJ Mix:


Interview:


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