Welcome to this month’s edition of Eyes and Ears. This month we will focus pretty much on deep house tracks and I hope this edition will provide a wide range of deep house, from the latest Jon Hopkins to a few Balearic mixes. The last mix however is historic. José Padilla comes back mixing to the Café del Mar after 15 years. I have added the recording of this live event at the end of the post.
Jon Hopkins, to start with, recently released his latest album “Immunity” and it is somewhat of a radical departure from its previous work (Contact, Light through the Veins, etc.). This single, “Abandon Window” is a very nice example of what I’m talking about, and a really fine and effective track to get you in the mood… The mood for what exactly? I don’t know but it’s not meant to entice you to lounge your day away.
On a more melodic note -literally- I’ve recently discovered this track from Lane8, an artist I had heard about and listened from time to time. Lucy Stone sings in this beautifully energetic track “Nothing you can say”. Apologies for the mixer’s introduction at the beginning.
This one is actually a Trance track, more than deep house, but I thought it was going along pretty well with the others. Eric Prydz’ latest single, “Liberate” is stunning, which proves that he can make some great music without the need of filming girls doing the gym.
The latest mix from Bruno (aka Bruno from Ibiza, aka Bruno Leprêtre, his civil name) will make you travel to the sunny beached and the gorgeous sunsets of the Mediterranean sea. His entire mix collection on SoundCloud is worth listening, as you don’t get to listen to his tracks so much these days.
Last but not least, José Padilla’s mix at the Café del Mar this last May must have been a special moment to attend! But for the rest of us who were not there, including me, here’s the recorded mix: