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on 1 March 2011
For those of you who have been following the Anjuna labels for some time, it will come as no surprise that this is a good album. Jaytech and James Grant have once again been given licence to mix the latest Deep album, which certainly lives up to its name.
In terms of the flow of the album, I think this is the best yet; either the quality of the mixing has improved even further or the order of songs makes even more sense. The standard was already sky high of course, but both of the disks are almost best listened to from start to end, rather than picking out individual songs. I suppose that leads me onto the slight criticism which is, in comparison to volumes 1 and 2, I don't think there are as many stand-out tracks. The likes of Diophantine, Clear Senses and Lassoo in the first couple of Deeps were just incredible, piercing what was already a great album with an absolutely awesome track. That didn't happen on quite the same level this time, but to consider this as criticism just goes to show what a high standard these albums have already set, and is also only my own personal opinion. It is also worth mentioning that none of the songs are bad, and as always with Anjuna labels, you can tell that the mixers have thought for hours which tracks to include and in what order. Indeed, Jaytech and Grant can only include what has been created.
Overall, I'd say the third Deep installment is even 'deeper' than the previous two - lots of funky yet dark basslines littering most tracks. So often, the bass is the melody of the song. I also think it's even more housey than previous Deeps, although from time to time you still get that little bit of trance and progression to add variation and spice to the albums.
Basically, it's another gem, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys house, progressive, electro, techno or trance music. I think my overall favourites are Sasha/Prankster's version of Spooky's 'Belong,' Danny Loko's 'Coastal' and Dinka's 'The Sleeping Beauty.'