Artist: Matthew Dekay
Title: Space Mountain Tablet EP
Label: Deep Focus
By: Simon Jones | 11 July 2004
  • A: Space Mountain Tablet
  • B: Monochrome

Matthew Dekay "Space Mountain Tablet EP"

Out Now on Deep Focus

After recently collaborating with the Proluctors for the first release on his own DK Records label, Matthew Dekay returns with an EP of solo productions for Peter Van Hal's Deep Focus label. The past few months has seen Matthew's profile grow rapidly, with numerous singles and an equal number of remixes all finding their way into the record boxes of premier league and bedroom jocks alike, with Sasha in particular a staunch supporter of his work, having played the lead track of this EP, 'Space Mountain Tablet' for several months, and with a new track entitled 'Monochrome' sitting on the other side, it's time to take a look at the latest chapter in Matthew Dekay's developing career.

'Space Mountain Tablet' is without a doubt one of his best tracks to date. A spacious groove contains the usual hypnotic beats and pads that form his own trademark sound, but here cool atmospheric sounds create a cavernous soundscape that assists in building the grandeur of the track to a level that will fill the biggest of rooms. Chord and string arrangements create a killer break, letting loose a euphoric melody line that will have more than a few hands reaching into the air. An uplifting, feel good track that will leave you grinning from ear to ear without a doubt.

'Monochrome' sees MDK go deeper than normal with this techy house gem that shows a whole new side to his skills as a producer. Heavy percussion drives things forward in unrelenting fashion, with some excellent deep pads flickering in the the thick of the groove. The stabs that cut through have some resemblance to those in the Jaydee classic 'Plastic Dreams', but soon disperse to reveal a sparse cinematic soundscape full of hypnotic melodies and drums that will lead you onto the dancefloor as the dubby grooves bring the final touch to this excellent production from Matthew Dekay.

Another stellar release from the Deep Focus camp, without a doubt one of their best yet. The label's ethos of each release being a focus on an artist's original work has brought us some interesting work from the likes of Subsky, and with material from Nick K and Madoka to come as the summer ends and the autumn approaches, I suggest you keep an eye on this label very closely indeed.

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