Music Review: Squep - Where Would I Go EP [Framed Realities]

Zurich’s Framed Realities continues to push the deep house boundaries with a 7-tracker EP by local talent and label co-owner Squep. The entitled "Where Would I Go" EP features four originals and three remixes that come from Christian Schiemann, San Marco and Jerome. C.

 

 

 

The original version of the main track is a sublime and soft deep house tune that features poignant chords and lush atmospheres that blinks to the dancefloor thanks to irresistible dubby drums and a mighty sub bassline.

 

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Up next, San Marco and Jerome C deliver two different versions of “Where Would I Go”, with the Swiss DJ and producer that directs his remix into a funky tool, adding a pinch of extra rhythm thanks to delicious tribal percussions, whilst the Belgian talent Jerome C delivers a stripped back and extra-dry version, channelling his energies to pure warm up intentions.

 

 

 

Mind Travel” is the second original track from the EP. As the name suggests, the overall mood is shifted to more dub feels: a grim kick pounds hard under an interesting interplay between cosmic delayed chords and vibrant synths able to lead the track till the break within which a seductive female voice whispers her story straight to the dancefloor.

 

Label-head Christian Schiemann remix of “Mind Travel” keeps the same dub imprint of the original injecting a good dose of groove, especially by crafting lovely skipping hats, extra dubby chords and tripped out effects on the vocal.

 

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The EP approaches the end with “Recapture”, which howls out a repetitive, hypnotic vocal with a bulbous pulse of a bassline and a deep late-night groove and then closes with “Smudged Eyeliner”, rounding out the package with sinister sounds, sharp hi-hats and twisted sounds.

 

 

Words by Francesco Quieti