the amount of attention lavished on this release on Discogs confuses me. to my ears, easily the weakest release on Driftwood - very shiny, generic music - each track having at least one 'off' element. in the case of Deepness is Served, there are several, from the title down - it's like a parody of downtempo house (brass, keys, plodding beat, key change in the break...), crossing over the fine line (that many of the releases on this label tread so well) into outright cheese.
make your own mind up - i seem to be the only person who doesn't think this is a minor masterpiece. me, i'll stick to New Life.
An absolute gem of an EP this one, released on a label notorious for putting out such records (shame there were only a couple). All tracks just ooze quality and epitomise what deep, soulful house is all about, with the last track being one of the most aply named in history of music. Deepnes indeed is served.
Ronin aka Jonathan Axelsson has been turning out deep, beautiful tracks for years. His EPs for labels like Placktown Sounds, Primary, and Deep4Life were received with glowing reviews from the journalistic community. More recently he has been hard at work with an album project to be released on the Brooklyn based Statra imprint. Here for Driftwood, Ronin got together with the boys from Driftwood and crafted an absolutely masterful four track EP that might just be the label's best release thus far. With another one already in the pipeline for Driftwood, this EP is a sign of the good things to come. Deep, sexy, house music is the order of the day.