Steffi – Reasons EP – Underground Quality

From time to time, you stumble across a record that restores your faith in the artform, and for me, this represents deep house in it’s purest form; a delightful three-track EP from Germany-based DJ & producer Steffi, released on Jus Ed’s Underground Quality label.

Steffi is a resident of the world famous Panorama Bar, recording artist of Ostgut Ton, owner of the Dolly label and frequent collaborator with Dexter in the co-running of his Klakson imprint.

The EP kicks off with Reasons, with it’s intricately programmed rhythms and classic retro bassline. There’s something quite charming about the seemingly stark production in this track, coupled with nicely placed vocals courtesy of virginia Hoegl, contemplating whether time stands still when I’m not with you.

The flip side kicks off with my personal favourite from the EP, Fallin, (which featured as the the opening track of my January 2011 podcast) which is a glorious 101-style exercise in deep house. Clearly a master of her craft, Steffi effortlessly blends various layers of shimmering synths and solid pads, which nicely complement the precise drum programming & infectious bassline.

The EP concludes with November, a nice little 90s / retro-sounding house track that brings back memories of ploughing through random 12″s in record shops, searching for those hidden gems…those were the days!

The Reasons EP was released on 12″ vinyl format, and is available from any of the following record shops:
Juno Records
Phonica Records
Boomkat
Piccadilly Records
Chemical Records

Links
http://www.undergroundquality.com/ – Home of Jus Ed’s record label
http://ostgut.de/label/ – Official site of Ostgut Ton
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Steffi+(8) – Steffi Discography
http://www.juno.co.uk/labels/Dolly+Holland/ – Buy Dolly records @ Juno
http://www.discogs.com/label/Dolly – Full Dolly Discography
http://www.residentadvisor.net/podcast-episode.aspx?id=120 – Resident Advisor interview with Steffi

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About bobbykins

Tea-drinking, olive-munching electronic music enthusiast from the United Kingdom.
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One Response to Steffi – Reasons EP – Underground Quality

  1. Eternity says:

    Phenomenal bkeradown of the topic, you should write for me too!

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