DPE is the new sub-label to the hugely successful and highly regarded Deeperfect. The new imprint is inspired by the importance of experimentation through new sounds from deep-tech to tech-minimal. For the inaugural release we have the label founder and visionary, Stefano Noferini, on board to set the tone for what will follow on this exciting new project.
Stefano’s title track, Strange Subjects, is a deep and twisting cut of grooving minimal. The delivery is mature, classy and restrained. Clever drum programing and a syncopated sub bass provide the backbone to the track, while a delicate harp and trippy stabs form the hook of the track and weave an eerie spell through it’s course.
Moan Recordings label owners, Artslaves, are first up on remix duty and have delivered a rendition that is instantly recognisable as the duo’s signature sound. A bouncing and slightly dubby groove is comprised of a gritty, modern sound pallet and used sparingly to create an aesthetic that is far stronger than the sum of it’s parts. Fans of Artslaves and Moan Recordings will be all about this version!
Danniel Selfmade, a long time collaborator with Stefano, was the perfect addition to this remix package. He has delivered a strong, driving tech house remix that stays true to his sound but utterly embodies the ideals of DPE. We have Danniel’s rolling sub bass together with his combination of organic percussion and analog hats that really push the energy forward and give the track a stamp of quality.
Newcomer act Habits offer up the final remix and we must say they have delivered a stellar version that complements the package perfectly. This remix is a dark and brooding minimal techno cut that will surely find it’s home in the big rooms and in the playlists of the biggest DJ’s. Top stuff from these new kids on the block!