The Deep ‎– Basenotic Tracks

Basenotic Records ‎– BACD101
CD, Compilation, Remastered

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1 Dom Dom Jump
Saxophone – Fred Melosax
2 Colors Of Love
Keyboards [Additional] – Olivier Portal
3 Burundi Twilight 5:13
4 Cassio's Theme 4:58
5 Gratiot's Tiger 5:19
6 Love Your Brother 6:09
7 Telescope Rmx
Keyboards [Additional] – Olivier Portal
8 Track Machine 5:40
9 Marbles 5:20
10 My Angels
Featuring – Alex "Deskeys"*, Shazz
11 Dom Dom Jump (Original Mix) 7:19

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Original 12" versions remastered.

The Deep is a name that sounds very much like a slogan; simple and efficient, but that hides a complex musical story. Slogan is not the right word though, credo is more suitable, a basic commandment, a rule for life and belief, music for The Deep being way more than the soundtrack to their lives. DJ Deep and Julien Jabre, the two producers behind this project, are knights, they think they are and they claim it loud. And I'm not far from agreeing. A small but meaningful example : DJ Deep is a guy who wears proudly sweat shirts with "Deep House" embroided by himself or printed with the "College of New Jersey" logo, every connoisseur knowing that this is where, and not from the Big Apple, that the purest Deep House is being made. Purist then ? Of course, and that's why I like them. You don't meet that often people that you love to argue with, and I often do so with them. Many confuse purism and close-midness; it is true that these two guys play the knight game by the rule and with a sometimes naive sincerity. But a game is a game, nothing more, and they are a lot more open-minded than they'll ever let us believe. DJ Deep was a longtime partner of Laurent Garnier for the legendary Wake Up! parties at the Rex Club in Paris; he was also one of the best techno DJ I had heard and I've never met anyone who knows his Jeff Mills back catalogue like he does. I don't see why that would stop him to run the best Deep House nights in Paris, Legends, and to play on Radio Nova a deep selection that any american so-called star should envy. DJ Deep is a discreet (modest?) man, he is nonetheless the visible side of The Deep, Julien keeps himself hidden behind his machines, and is right to do so because his releases make him one of the best french producers around. Without any showing off. Their whole production for parisian label Basenotic (with two unreleased tracks), available on cd for the first time, confirms a feeling that I've had for them for a long time now : the deepest respect. I hope it will be the same for you.
(Ivan Smagghe)

Track 4 is licensed from Straight Up Records.
P C 1999 Basenotic Recods
Made in France

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 3 173600 000743
  • Matrix / Runout: DOCDATAFRANCE BACD101
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LJ81
  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL



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October 8, 2015
the above sums it up quite nicely :)