Deep / Tech House
March 3, 2017
Danny Ocean is back on Desolat. and across six tracks here he shows off numerous subtle sides to his house and techno styles. The opener 'Alone' is a smooth and serene house track with smeared synths bringing the soul to bubbly drums and rich bass. It's dynamic and driving but comfortingly so. 'Point Break' is a more turbulent and peak time track with pixelated synths that bring an edginess to the expansive techno drums. Cleverly ramping up the pressure, 'He Make It In Me' is a wiry and restless electro jam with scurrying synths and pads and punchy drums all getting you up on your toes and firing your synapses. The vibe gets more spooky on 'Inside The Maze', a creepy number with inventive synth textures and darkened moods all pervading the percussive groove, then 'Try to Be' is all about rubbery drums and bass, creeping synth vamps and late-night deep techno mischief. Last of all, this EP rounds out with 'Beyond The Unknown' a hurried and paranoid cut of subtle sound design, uneasy female vocals, alien details and sci-fi signifiers that soundtrack a strange dystopian world. This is music for the mind as much as the body.