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  • Release Date 2021-06-25
  • Label Meanwhile
  • Catalog MW017
Returning to Meanwhile after a stellar debut remix of Roger Martinez in December 2020, Paul Deep now comes to the label with his debut EP in the shape of the four-track "Deeper Dye".

A regular contributor to the electronic dance scene with his distinctive brand of underground house music, Paul Deep has seen his music featured on some of the finest modern imprints to grace the industry, including Hernan Cattaneo's Sudbeat Music, Nick Warren's The Sound Garden and Lee Burridge's All Day I Dream. The latter saw the sublime "Aeras" as part of "A Winter Sampler III" compilation in January 2021.

Now making his full Meanwhile debut, "Deeper Dye" opens the EP with its powerful rhythmic framework of driving kick and shaker-fuelled percussion. Syncopated synth plucks add to the aural collage as deeply textured pads provide a new steam-powered layer. A chorus of synth phrasing enriches the story at the two-thirds point as the hypnotic combination of powerful bass and dance-friendly rhythm create tension in the second half.

"Masha" continues the dynamic metrical narrative of the title track as muted musical layers filter into sonic range. Pausing for breath to introduce new arpeggiated sequences, the track builds elegantly across its 8-minute duration as each successive phrase brings another layer of intrigue before the final movement is introduced in a powerhouse of sonic seduction and compelling beauty.

Giving the listener an impression of continuity, "Nina" provides the same cadenced percussion and chest-thumping kick, while a juxtaposition of lighter synth motifs creates an uplifting moment. Evolving effortlessly, a sustained pad and beautifully held chord swell across the stereo spectrum at a resplendent and stripped back breakdown before rhythm and bass find their mark once more in the final stages.

Closing the EP, "Shura" creates a slightly lighter moment as a superbly hypnotic arpeggio meanders across the body of the near 8-minute piece, accompanied by richly textured pads and evolving melodic tapestry. Expertly pausing for breath at strategically based intervals, the track is further tied together by a reverb-laden hi-tom that sits perfectly amongst the multi-faceted and entwined synth motifs.

Exposing a vivid and multi-coloured sonic palette, Paul Deep has created a transcendent quartet of tracks through his "Deeper Dye" EP.

Directed by GMJ and Matter
Managed by James Warren
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Matter
Text by James Warren


Deeper Dye