Various Artists - Family Things Volume 1 (2020)

Deep Inspiration Show Records DISRWAX003

A1 Melchior Sultana & Janelle Pulo - Reversed 06:09
A2 Jan Ketel & Siggatunez - Wanna Fly 06:23
B1 Jan Kincl, Borut Cvajner, Regis Kattie - Paint It Black 06:01
B2 Dan Piu - A Beautiful Day 06:11

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Blood ties may be absent but with friends and familiar faces on board, plus a clutch of most-welcome newcomers too, the aptly-titled latest EP from Deep Inspiration Show Records sure feels like a family affair. And with deep, jazzy, soulful, brushstrokes stretched liberally across its musical canvas, Family Things even has what is fast-becoming a trademark label ‘sound’.

Malta’s master of the deep Melchior Sultana teams up with erstwhile partner Janelle Pulo for a typically-sultry number Reversed, while another duo, Jan Ketel & Siggatunez, pitch in with the slamming-yet-soulful Wanna Fly. Croatia-based collaborators Jan Kincl, Borut Cvajner and Regis Kattie channel the genius of Gil Scott-Heron for stuttering, broken beat gem Paint It Black, while that man of many talents and alter egos Dan Piu presents the joyous Larry Heard inspired A Beautiful Day.
"Bielefeld, Germany's Deep Inspiration Records endeavours to present the best of house, slo-mo, disco, soul and chill - in the words of the record label head 'expect the unexpected.' A clutch of most welcome newcomers appear on the aptly-titled latest EP from Deep Inspiration Show Records - it sure feels like a family affair. The arcane and hypnotic minimal house vibe of 'Reversed' by Melchior Sultana with Janelle Pulo rules the A side in fine fashion. On the flip, there's the hazy and blunted jazz bar loops of Jan Kincl, Borut Cvajner & Regis Kattie's 'Paint It Black' (getting that Max Graef/Glenn Astro vibe in effect) and closing it out is Dan Piu with the shimmering Alleviated style vibe of 'A Beautiful Day' awash in FM synth tones." (Juno Records Review)

B1 Written by Jan Kincl & Borut Cvajner. Produced and arranged by Jan Kincl at Cycle Studio Zagreb. Bass performed by Regis Kattie. Mixed by Igor Fabris at Fabris Audio Berlin and Jan Kincl at Cycle Studio Zagreb. Inspired by Gil Scott-Heron and Bobbi Humphrey. Mastered by Sven Weisemann. Artwork by Peer Du. A&R by Jazzman & Konstantin Olias. Inch By Inch Distribution © 2020 Shite - Medien GmbH.