Yo Mamma has been reviewed on XYST
Depaart is a Spanish label with a liking for doing things in their own way, which any fan of the label is sure to attest to. While other labels have been criticized for ‘cashing in’ on the current preoccupation with all things ‘deep house’, the label’s penchant for the more discerning side of the scale appears genuine, especially in the case of their latest, which comes from Easy Kid.
Sure, if we’re being pedantic then we’d label this one ‘tech-house’, although to give it its dues, it is at least tech-house of a classy and enjoyable dancefloor persuasion. It’s the title-number, Yo Mamma, that gets us off to a flyer, and it’s an ominous and sticky slice of fully-formed house music. Full of clever strings and suspense aplenty, it’s full of frantic kicks and various other seductive timbres. A big-room anthem if ever there was one.
Next up is label head, Moliner, whose vocal hook remix is one to savour, and is built around a seriously emphatic bassline that’s dripping with sophisticated vibes. Its organ tones force parallels with vintage MK productions; and if that’s the attitude the producer was looking to capture, then this one can be safely considered a job well done. Culminating the package is the sounds of Georgeous, who doesn’t hold back in his pursuit of the ‘floor, with its popping beats and its various intricacies marking this one out as one to watch. There’s plenty to get down to here.