Here we go with a quick Deeve review.
While, as the creator of this mix rightfully points out, I´ve recently rather been into Melodic/Dreamy Deep House, you gotta keep in mind where I musically come from in the 90s/early 00s. Which is: Progressive House, the likes of Sasha, Digweed, Deep Dish, Howells, Warren, WoW, Cattaneo, Seaman, Pole Folder etc. You know what I´m talking about.
Hence, I definitely appreciate progressive/peak time sets.
Listening to Welcome to the Future, I was first taken by surprise as the set really takes of at 100% instead of building things up. I acknowledged that and let myself drown into the beats. Then, I noticed that the first tracks don´t only include the dreamy/deep bass sounds of progressive, but also some acid-ish elements - which makes the overall vibe even more peaktime-style. However, I kept on listening further and further as the driving progressive beats already had me. The thing is, the flaw- and seamless mixing made this the often-quoted journey you expect when listening to a DJ set. I listened to this set for the first time together with wifey in an evening/having a drink setting, and then during a home office day while working. While this set is certainly not intended for cozy home settings - it just worked both times. Great programming, flawless mixing, amazing journey. Only thing is that I´d usually expect some kind of build up, be it 1-2 prog break tracks or simply the more moody side of progressive before bangin´ it out. But hey, it depends on the mood and on the type of set you wanna create, so that´s fine.
To sum up, although I usually enjoy listening to slower Deep House sets these days - this was quite a journey, mood-wise taking me back to the early 00s ! Well done Jack. Keep ´em comin´! Cheers mate.
Last edited by Deeve on Jan-27-2018 at 21:18