D3EP Digest – Week #46

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By D3EP Media
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Welcome to a brand new weekly feature we are calling the D3EP Digest!

It will endeavour to bring you up to speed with all of the latest happenings on the site and the station. From give aways to new music produced or remixed by the D3EP family, hot podcasts you may have missed and anything else that we think you’ll enjoy!

Competition time…

Win a copy of the Cream 25th Anniversary Triple CD compilation. We’ve got 3 copies here at D3EP HQ to give away, click here to enter!


New releases out this week…

Billy Butler, Adam Hyjek & Josh Quenton – Stay (Soul Revolution)

Billy Butler, Adam Hyjek & Josh Quenton team up in this multi-national collaboration for “Stay” a pounding bass driven track with gritty drums and an uplifting vocal that provides a nice contrast to an otherwise dark arrangement. Joining them is Canadian Mateo Roksandic, flipping the tune into a groovy, upbeat house remix full of funk, and Martin Depp going deep into an old-school inspired dub reminiscent of the soulful garage vibes of the 90’s. Download Here!

Richard Earnshaw, Steve Taylor –  Secret Sauce (Duffnote)

Mr iCulture Richard Earnshaw teams up on a collaboration with Steve Taylor and the outcome is a smooth warm soulful vibe that just oozes with funk, funk, and more funk. Download Here!

Klement Bonelli – Henry’s way (Memories)

Klement Bonelli fires up with Henry’s Way an absolute stomper of a track. Think US Disco vibes fused with a touch of French filtered house on Rocco’s new label ‘Memories’. Download Here!

Also check out…

Spence Chicago – Word Up

In typical Spence Chicago fashion, “Word Up” is an absolute slammin’ collection of hard-hitting house music that will batter down the walls (sorry, neighbours) and transport you to another dimension with pounding kick drums, rude bass lines, and psychedelic synths.  Thrown right into high energy rhythms, the title track “Word Up” feels like you are speeding through a highway tunnel at full force, an essence captured by the unrelenting hi hats and a swirling concoction of synths.  Taking it up a level even higher, “Yo!” punches you right in the gut with a hard kick drum that plays off of a crunchy distorted bass on the counter-rhythm.  This massive tune should come with a caution label, because it’s going to set the crowd off into a frenzy. Download Here!

Rocco – Someday (Summer Duck Mix) (Memories) 

Another from Rocco’s new label Memories and powering up in the top 10 of Traxsource charts we have the Summer Duck remix of “Someday” this lush, deep gospel house number from Rocco is currently sitting pretty at 4th place in the Traxsource top 100. Download Here!

Deliver Me (Jask’s Unreleased Dub) Urban Blues Project & Michael Proctor (4 To The Floor Records)

As part of the recent Soulfuric Remasters in association with Defected Records, Jask delivers a smooth, silky remix of the all time classic ‘Deliver Me’ by the Urban Blues Project & Michael Proctor. If you’re looking for a classy house joint for your collection or DJ set you can do no wrong with this remix. Download Here!


Getting D3ep with Adam Hyjek…

5 quick questions with Ultra Bass Records’ Adam Hyjek.

How did you get into DJing/musical background?
I started off learning the guitar because I loved rock music growing up and wanted to be in a band with my friends, but also dabbled a bit in violin and piano because my school had a program.  Eventually I ended up learning drums and bass as well because there were too many guitarists.  This was around the same time digital audio workstations and it was a must have toy for any musician, so I picked up a MIDI keyboard and started messing around with loops and beats to play along to..  Once I got into college, I met my good friend Jordan, who convinced me to join his radio show as a DJ, where he got me into Dancehall, Jungle, Liquid DnB, and House music.  It all took off from there.

How has your 2017 been so far?
It’s really ramped up, taking on management position at Ultra Bass Records, doing two radio shows weekly, and been on the road a fair bit this year in the US & Canada.  Hardly slept all year, but it’s worth it for the music.

If you could eternally be stuck in one year’s music scene, which year would it be?

What is it that you love about the House scene in 2017?
The year doesn’t matter so much for me, but it’s always the community that I love.  Sharing your favourite house music with other passionate people across the globe, there’s nothing better than that, and always more music to find and new things to learn.  D3EP Radio Network has been a great platform to interact with DJ’s and listeners, as well as check out some amazing music selections.

Whats your favourite Genre/Subgenre that you dont neccesarily play?
I’m often sitting in traffic, so I’ll tune into my favourite station; the Liquid DnB channel on DI.FM curated by Vladimir Kuznetsov.  Love the tunes on there.

Catch Adam Hyjek alongside Lamont Dex every Wednesday from 5pm GMT with The Ultra Bass Records Show right here on D3EP!


Podcast Heat…

3 essential podcasts this week from the D3EP!

Check out Gruv House with Brew bringing those sweet soulful house vibes fresh from Detroit USA – Listen Here!

Braaks delivers the goods with the latest Rhythmic Addiction show – Listen Here!

Happy Birthday to the Housecall show, 8 years old, where does the time go?  A nice trip down memory lane on the 8th Birthday of Housecall with Mr. Daddy D3EP himself, Grant Nelson in the hotseat. Listen Here!


Chart Action…

Miss KG hits us with 10 fine selections for the Misbehaven November chart. Featuring tracks from Kerri Chandler, Zepherin Saint, Jovonn and much more – Check it out!

MR CSP selects some tasty soulful heat for your ears with the known 4 soul November chart. Including cuts from JC Unique, Jimmy Read feat. Janaishia Wade and much more – Check it out!


Last but not least…

Budding producers can do no wrong with the new Studio Essentials 4, a brand new sample library from Grant Nelson.

Volume 4 – The Vinyl Edition is a collection that was 6 months in the making. The concept behind this release was to capture the sound of vinyl and tape recordings and as a result every single sound in this library has been processed to reflect that. Any frequencies that wouldn’t have been possible to cut onto vinyl without nasty side affects have been removed. Don’t expect any super bright searing top end here, this stuff is warm and dirty!

If you are looking to get away from the ear rinsing sound of harsh digital music this is your new secret weapon!

Using a variety of hardware sampling methods and processing these sounds deliver authentic oldskool vibes.

Along with a massive set of original drum and music loops it also includes a selection of background atmospherics for replicating the sound of 2 inch tape and analogue console channels which, when used subtly, will help to give your productions some of that cosy warmth found in analogue recordings.

It comes with sampler banks for the EXS24 and Kontakt 5, with the 24bit WAV files preloaded and ready to roll. Apple Loops and REX2 files for use in Stylus RMX are also included as well as a large selection of MIDI files for the music parts allowing you to recreate the patterns with any instrument you like.

Grab it at Traxsource!


Thats a wrap!

Until Next week,

Keep it locked, keep it D3EP!