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Don’t even know me

The Italian Deep House sound is one that ranges across a broad spectrum of influences, from dirty underground love ballads to more minimal and atmospheric journeys. Adding to an already forward thinking and impressionable scene, Venetian imprint Back and Forth continues its crusade of four to the floor, body shaking beats composed by some of the best underground names to date. Following up the hot single, Don’t Even Know Me, Domy returns with a remix pack graced by two of the most acclaimed names in the European scene. With an impressive and funky original supplying the foundation for their respected mixes, Sello and German duo Kruse and Nurenberg have their work cut out for them. Both talents rise to the challenge of presenting a sonically pleasing venture with a more modern disco interpretation to an undeniably smooth and smoky journey inspired by a classically refined essence.

Opening up the release with the Original Mix of Don’t Even Know Me, Domy’s attention to detail in the groove and splash of technical percussive treats carry this fresh tune through points high and low, with everything in between. A serenade of sad love lessons learned, the Original Mix hits the heart with weightless pad embellishments and dramatic breaks leaving a scene of anticipation for a drop that screams new school cool. Next up the German team of Kruse and Nurenberg do what they do best and turn Don’t Even Know Me into a more progressive deep track relying heavily on serenading chords and bumping bass harmony. Fills and thrills of spacey waves and echoing tech embellishments allow for a complimentary mix of smooth funk-fueled joy.

Another German talent making waves in today’s scene, Sello, provides a mix that is anything but monotonous. Calling back to his usual intelligent Deep House sound, Sello’s sophisticated treatment of vocal and intrigue keep the listener’s attention as the vibe sends the mind into a meditative state of utter enjoyment. A heavier bass line adds just enough punch to contrast the soft whisperings of sustained keys and a memorable chorus. With two uniquely executed renditions of an original to be proud of, Back and Forth hits it again supplying another pack of ever playable deep that has carried the name throughout the underground circuit. Release after release, the label seems to be living up to its name and keeping our heads nodding back and forth from season to season.