D3EP Digest – Week #47

What’s up people, here’s your fill of the latest tracks from the D3EP fam hitting Traxsource this week, a cheeky little interview with Jon Manley, new chart action and some fresh D3EP podcast picks to get your ears around.


New releases out this week…

Soledrifter – Something About (Different Attitudes)

Soledrifter once again proves why he has been one of the biggest artists to follow this year, with a stellar pair of tunes on the eclectic Different Attitudes label. Starting off with the deep and sultry “Something About,” Soledrifter soothes with a thick groove with playful basslines, lush, atmospheric chords and a wonderful female vocal edit which adds a tasteful human element. Right off the bat, I could tell I was going to love it, capturing the house vibe that is so rare to find. “Too Loud” is a more boisterous side of Soledrifter, with bitcrushed synths and rude low end that will test even the best of sound systems.

Seamus Haji & ATFC – Right Track (Big Love)

When the likes of Seamus Haji and ATFC team up on a production collab you just know we are in for a treat. The result of that is ‘Right Track,’ a killer disco house cut packed with an infectious funky disco hook and a sweet soulful vocal to compliment.

Mike Millrain – Your Body (Soul Revolution Records)

Soul Revolution big dawg Mike Millrain drops release 34 ‘Your Body’. An intricate, deep garage bubbler that simmers along nicely. A perfect candidate for that moment you need a track to set the tone and mood in any house and garage DJ set.

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Ruff Ryder – Fine Night (Stereo Flava Records)

Lush keys and delicate vocals work in tandem to create a brilliant, full spectrum blanket of sound in Ruff Ryder’s “Fine Night” off of Stereo Flava Records. A deep round kick works together with a punchy but tasteful bass line to create a bumpy groove that holds all the elements together. “Fine Night’s” vocals are sweet, gentle and very catchy guaranteed to leave the chorus lingering in your mind. Adding a touch of soulful are the keys and pads, along with some really nice string stabs to bring everything full-circle. This is as close to perfection as you will get for the deep & soulful crew, definitely one for the cart.

Miss-KG – I’m A Dreamer (Disco Sonitus)

A fresh take on old-school sounds, Miss KG’s “I’m A Dreamer” lays down a big percussive instrumental with a wonderfully soulful vocal on top. From beginning to end this track is full of an upbeat energy that will make you want to dance. Not to be forgotten are the stunning array of keys from Timmy Vegas, sprinkling his funky genius throughout, including a blistering solo. Reminiscent of the 90’s house and disco sounds, beefed up with a modern touch, “I’m A Dreamer” will be a stormer on the dance floor.


Getting D3EP with Jon Manley…

5 quick questions with Jon Manley from Something Different.

How’s your 2017 been so far?
Yeah, it’s been good, there’s been some really well made music this year and it’s been a struggle to fit it all into the show each week!! Also I’ve now become a part owner of Different Attitudes which is exciting and expands on my A&R role for the label, I hope to learn and build on this next year. Must also mention my first trip to ADE, which was awesome and great to meet people I admire including some of the D3EP family. Maybe a D3EP ADE party in 2018?

What’s the first thing you do when you finish your show?
Hope and check the recording has worked and copy to a USB stick ready for podcasting! Then it’s straight into the Shoutbox to say a big thanks to the gang in there and settle in with a large glass of something to the superb shows from Mike Millrain, Spence and Knox.

From the perspective of being a raver on the dancefloor what’s your most memorable experience?
Probably Carl Cox dropping ‘Born Slippy’ at Tribal Gathering 1996, it was only just becoming big at the time, the feeling when the chords dropped in…. oh wow.

What’s your favourite Genre/Subgenre that you don’t necessarily play?

Probably Dub/Reggae and try to drop a track every so often on the show… also just to sneak in another; some Jungle too, the proper stuff I mean!

Name a producer that’s really caught your ears this year?
Tough one this; Earl Tutu & John Khan have been so good again this year as has Cafe432, plus our very own Mike Millrain – especially that Inland Knights remix which is one of my favourite tracks of the year.

 Catch Jon Manley’s Houseworx every Friday 8pm GMT right here on www.d3ep.com!


Podcast Heat…

For most people, Sunday nights are for sitting back and relaxing, but not for Alias Grace and her fortnightly show “House Trained.” Rocking the D3EP top 10 is her latest episode which starts off with the funky soulful Tamati remix of “Leave Me Baby,” and masterfully progresses into some massive techno beats in the second half. Providing both a wide variety and deep selections, Alias Grace’s show is not one to sleep on. Listen Here!

It’s always a surprise what you’re going to hear on DJ Si’s “Deep Into The Underground,” but you always know it’s going to be quality. This episode is no different, this time going deep into some dusty house grooves. Full of chunky beats, soulful keys and sexy vocals Si will have you grooving from beginning to end (and wanting more!). Listen Here!

With over 10 years of Mastermix, Andrea Fiorino knows a thing or two about curating a bumpin’ playlist. An eclectic selection, “Mastermix” has the finest in house, soulful, and garage providing one of the best produced podcasts on D3EP Radio Network. With a wide variety of music including the massive “Playing Drunk” from Low Steppa & Dennis Quin to the deliciously funky “Love The Way” by Elektrik Disko, Andrea knows how to bring the goods in his latest installment. Listen Here!


D3EP DJs In Your Neighbourhood…

This Saturday 25.11.17 catch James Lee at All LuvDup Resident Session’s In Cheltenham, UK.


Chart Action…

Spence shares his “November ‘17 Digs,” featuring 10 songs representing the sound of “House Dope Sessions,” including big piano riffs and booming house kicks with dark warehouse vibes. Check It Out!

For those more into the garage side of things, Ultra Bass have collected some major heaters ranging from bassy 2-step, bassline and even tunes on the UK funky tip. Check It Out!

Lastly, don’t forget theres still time to 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!

That’s your lot!

Until next week, 

Keep it locked, Keep it D3EP!