The Eastern seaboard consistently produces some of the most demure deep house around. This stuff doesn't come much more pleasantly blunted than the first release on Sound Warrior. The imprint is a new collaboration between Jenifa Mayanja and Dakini9, a "forum for developing and promoting women electronic music producers."
Jenifa Mayanja's "Heading Into Tomorrow" is the more active number, with a busy bassline adding some low-end panache to its drifting-cloud chord progression. Strategic snares and woodblocks add a slight snap without disturbing the overall peace. Dakini 9's "Polarity Shift" is even more luxurious. Though it has the more decisive low-end, its simple straight-ahead thump is cushioned by high-pitched wails, a sustained chord and strange time-stretch artifacts reminiscent of sedate '90s IDM. It's hard to imagine having a negative thought while these tracks are playing.
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Tracklist: Jenifa Mayanja & Dakini9 - Sound Warrior 001 A Jenifa Mayanja - Heading Into Tomorrow
B Dakini9 - Polarity Shift