With a multi-page discography of releases dating back over 15 years, Demarkus Lewis is one of the hardest working men in house music, regularly adding to his diverse string of underground floor fillers. Mastering many house styles, Demarkus has released tech-house bombs on Nervous Records, soulful nuggets on Kingstreet Soundz, hypnotizing afro-rhythms on Slip n Slide, and everything in-between on his own Grin Music imprint. Demarkus now returns to his home-away-from-home Viva Recordings for the fantastic single “I Just Wanna Vibe.”
The track launches with Demarkus’s patented tough, swinging beats followed by a bouncy techno bass line. House chords and stereo-swirling vocal stabs quickly enter the sonic space. An interplay of pads and the spoken-sung words — “I just wanna vibe!” — inject additional electricity into the track. And then, as a bonus, Demarkus pares down the arrangement a notch for a gritty dub version. Late nights look out – these cuts are pure vibe, indeed.