datwun

New member
Yo yo!
My first time on the forum in months. Always feel a pang of guilt neglecting it, although when stuff's quiet here, the inspiration to post drops, and the cycle goes on.

The scene's in a weird place right now. I think it's lost it's position as 'the thing' of the moment, and a bit of the sense of progression /as a scene/. But then on the micro level, the nights which are still going - Audiowhore, House Passion, Audio Rehab - all still seen to be packed out and vibezy, and there's wicked music coming out still on Rehab, Plus, Myami, Strange Static, Jay Cas' Stanky Face Music, Switched On, Audiowhore Theo Nasa's Alien Sound Trax, Mokujin (although to my ears the Mokujin sound's getting away from 'deep tech' and into stranger, wicked places!)

After putting out two releases on more of an old skool sort of tip, I'm really excited to say that our next release on House Not House is pure UK deep tech duuuurt
https://soundcloud.com/housenothouseuk/sets/hnh-013-antonio-noure-the-hunter-ep-out-0306
The Hunter's been doing the rounds for a while now, but for me it totally embodies everything I love about the sound.

My label partner Frankie $ has been putting in #WORK and is bashing out a lot of raw UK house. This one's straight fire imo

https://soundcloud.com/frankly-sick/frankie-tech-the-discoteque

https://soundcloud.com/frankly-sick/frankie-feel-no-better

Mayaye - 17 year old producer from Dublin, basically just started producing in the last year and is already killing it.
https://soundcloud.com/audiowhorelondon/xtc-original-mix
We've got a wicked EP lined up with him later this year.

Audio Rehab serving up some gully breakbeat tech
Jack N Danny X iLL BLU
https://soundcloud.com/audio-rehab-london/sets/arr0078-heartbeat-mutha-fu-ker-jack-n-danny-x-ill-blu-out-now

Theo Nasa doing his alien ting
https://soundcloud.com/aliensoundtrax/theo-nasa-error-drums-original-mix-snippet-out-19216
 

datwun

New member
Dubstep's MRK1 making killer UK Tech

https://soundcloud.com/roush-label/sets/rsh034-solardo-step-off

http://www.ibiza-voice.com/story/news/7993

Mark: A few years ago I started getting a bit tired of the dubstep sound as it had shifted completely away from the early sound I used to make and become very noisy. I then hooked back up with James (the other half of Solardo) who I had known for 10 years through being on the Manchester party scene and having mutual friends. He started telling me more and more about house music.
https://soundcloud.com/roush-label/solardo-50k-watts

Obvious nuum link there

James: Marks strength is without doubt the production side of things. He’s been doing this for 15 years and is always trying to improve. Me coming from a raving back ground, and knowing so much about house and techno music, I am good at coming up with ideas and concepts. Mark will often come up with a few ideas for bass lines or sounds and I’ll say what I think works best and will work in the clubs. I’ll also dig through old records and look for samples and ideas which is a very timely process so say whilst Mark’s working on the mix down, I’ll be looking for samples, leads and loops for the next record.
https://soundcloud.com/roush-label/solardo-get-live

Definitely making some of the best music in the scene right now. I love the slow energy of their tracks, like for me one of the best things about this UK house stuff is getting to hear those UK vibes and sounds at a slower tempo, with a totally different rhythm to them.
 

Paul Robinson

New member
Tomorrow night I'm having my Birthday event.

https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?877513

Paul Robinson is Celebrating his birthday at the weekly event 'Source Sundays'
This night will bring you a vast mixture of House music from Old School House, Deep House, Deep Tech, Techno & Acid House.
Each Dj will bring you there own unique style to keep the party vibe going.


Zensai bar
16 Inverness Street. Camden Town London NW1 7HJ
Free entry all night - ID is needed

Lee Luxe (Beyond The Beat) B2B Billy Bitz (Beyond The Beat) 1am - 2am
Paul Robinson (Birthday Set) Midnight - 1am
DWEEZY D (Tektronik) 11pm - midnight
CEEJ (Source Sundays) 9pm - 11
 

sadmanbarty

New member
I need to give someone a deep tech mix, can anyone recommend me some mixes or compilations? It can't have an MC on it and it has to be well recorded (no distortion or audience noise, etc.). Cheers in advance.
 

datwun

New member
Dubby stuff is where it's at for me atm
Good to see you back man!
And big tune!

Gremino - Aye, in terms of the real greazy pure deep tech sound, it's honestly just about us (House Not House) and Strange Static who are still pushing it as labels. You get a few harder tracks coming through on Audio Rehab still. Still some artists pushing the darker sound though:

J. Sono aka the artists formerly known as Digital Danger has been putting out constant fire lately:
https://soundcloud.com/jsonobeats/few-vs-many-original-mix-clip-unsigned-jsono

https://soundcloud.com/jsonobeats/darkness-original-mix-clip-unsigned-jsono

https://soundcloud.com/jsonobeats/war-original-mix-clip-unsigned-jsono

KG3 still got the 100% hit rate.
https://soundcloud.com/strangestatic/sets/kg3-genetics-ep


Jack N Danny still pumping out an insane amount of hard music
https://soundcloud.com/jackndannyofficial/sets/eleven-free-downloads

And then there's like, our next release on HNH:
https://soundcloud.com/housenothouseuk/sets/hnh-016-betty-ford-ep-w-mark-radford-rs4-frankie-dollar-out-012717

Our last release:
https://soundcloud.com/housenothouseuk/sets/hnh-015-the-homecoming

Like that RS4 track, or tracks like Afraid 2 Die, that's just the essence deep tech for me...

But yeah, a lot of the energy in the scenes with the more tech housey side of things though. It's a shame. Honestly most of the big artists who were pushing amazing, darkside music 2013-14/15 - each with their own style, if you heard their bits last year it's all become an indistiguishable blur of one note basslines :(

Still there's some wicked stuff on the tech house side of things.
This is an absolute anthem for instance
https://soundcloud.com/detlef/swagon-original-mix

This recent mix I did is close enough to a survey of the current state of this UK house /deep tech scene
https://soundcloud.com/crowdedhouseinc/series-006-datwun
First 25 minutes is basically all my favorite tech house of 2016. from 35 minutes on nearly every single track is a HNH release or forthcoming HNH bit, which is basically what I play when I want to get greazy.
 

datwun

New member
Our next next EP from none other than man like KG3 is now up on the soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/housenothouseuk/sets/hnh-017-kg3-amnesty-ep-out-022417

I reckon the sound's got legs still!

For our 17th release, House Not House bring you something seriously darkside from one of our absolute favourite producers in UK house - ravers, from KG3 it’s the Amnesty EP.

KG3 is best known as one the founding members and leading producers on London’s Strange Static label where he’s been pushing a unique and deadly take on deep tech since 2013. Fusing moody atmospherics with a rave-destorying sensibility, the sound is unmistakably made-in-London and his EP with us bares all the hallmarks of the drum and bass, garage and grime music he grew up listening to.

Title track ‘Amnesty’ is a darkside stomper aimed straight at the dancefloor. Centred around a sample of a police announcing a public safety initiative, the sample is mischievously flipped to chilling effect with the emphasis on how ‘it’s frightening to think what could be on our streets’… Musically too, the tune’s dark to its core, with a jittery half-step rhythm and a massive and squelchy bassline oozing with echo. Not for the easily scared.

On the second track KG3 comes altogether more techy with ‘Let Go’. A space-aged roller, the track builds up around an arpeggiated synth-line and hypnotically swirling pads before dropping into cavernous one-note bassline replete with alien bleeps and sweeps. The tune picks up even more energy when the whip-lash open high hat comes in, creating a groovy swing perfect for the shape-cutting massive. Then on the second build, things get spacey as it cuts back to just the spine-tingling synths and then the thudding kick drum, creating an eery energy before the second drop.

Finally KG3 brings the swing with the high octane ‘Krazy’. The most upbeat track of the bunch, but still strange and alien, the drums skip along with an old-skool garage infliction while the bassline competes with the fluttering acid synth and the cold-blooded Predator sample - ’ this is not about money… it’s about power’ - creating a vibe both spooky and bouncy. Something different!

If you’re talking about the darker side of UK house, then KG3’s one of the dons. When we first started talking about working together, we were hoping he’d cook us up some fire and our man did not disappoint. Handle this one with caution!
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Didn't expect this (cos i wasn't looking for it) - a new deep tech (?) tune that bangs hard

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Also quite into this although it's more trad house - the Future vocal snips sound nice over it though

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