Rotterdam’s Diephuis is well known for his atmospheric blends of deep, afro, techy and soulful house. He has since released on labels such as Atjazz Recording Company, Foliage Records, King Street, Quantize, Nervous, and Nulu, to name a few, as well as his own imprint Diephuis Records, launched in 2020. He has collaborated with artists including Jocelyn Brown, Ursula Rucker and Stephanie Cooke, among many, with his biggest release, ‘Hoye Mama’, with Eastar (Nulu Records), topping the Traxsource overall charts in 2018. As a DJ, Diephuis has played on line-ups together with big players such as Black Coffee, Louie & Anane Vega, David Morales, Kerri Chandler, Dennis Ferrer and many more. As his new Afro House collaboration, ‘Desert Sky’, with Aeres drops on his own label, DMCWorld goes Trainspotting with Diephuis.
1 Diephuis & Aeres – Desert Sky – Diephuis Records
I got new modules in my modular case and was playing with them and came up with an afro groovy bass driven demo. Nina Smit from BMG NL introduced Aeres to me and she came to my studio. She heard the demo and instantly wrote on it and we recorded her atmospheric vocal vibe. This is a nice way to have instant creativity and record and finish.
2 Awen & Enoo Napa – Redemption (Hyenah Remix) – Madorasindahouse Records
Powerful combination of Strong Vocals and heavy beats. This will destroy the dancefloor!
3 FNX Omar & Yass, Fomalah – Moblack Records
I like this one a lot, its catchy and techy, and still has roots to the classic Afro House vibe.
4 Dorian Craft & Baron (FR) – Can Soleil – Moblack Records
Perfect track for peak time uplifting energy. Deep/Afro/Tech Melodic dopeness!
5 Dave Lee & Omar – Starlight (Grant Nelson Extended Mix) Z Records
Omar always delivering and moving sounding vocals. Dave Lee always delivering quality soulful and disco tracks and remixes which I am supporting for a long time. Grant Nelson giving the track his piano house vibe sound. Can’t go wrong!
6 Souldynamic ft. Deborah Bond – Live Your Dreams – Soulfuric
Soulful House Club Banger! Great mix and master! Big Sound! Powerhouse “Prime Time Booming!”
7 Michael Gray feat. Brutha Basil & Tatiana Owens – In My World – GlitterBox Recordings
Great total production on sound and vocals. Catchy, nice for warming up the place, in a restaurant, driving in your car or on a beach or in a trendy bar.
8 Coflo & Lee Wilson – Quiet – Local Talk
Groovy Soulful House. Like the sound of the drums and keys and vocals! Great Job! Makes me move and dance.
9 Tony Touch – Apaga La Luz (Pablo Fierro Raw Remix) – Vega Records
Summer Vibes! Catchy Vocals and the perfect beat to lift the party. Is it already time to go to Miami?
10 Made By Pete & Zoe Kypri – Horizon Red – Crosstown Rebels
I like the blend of the percussive elements, the good sounding piano chords, the progressive vibes and vocal delivery. Deep One.
Diephuis & Aeres ‘Desert Sky’ will be released on Traxsource promo February 10th / Full release February 24th 2023 on Diephuis Records.