January 16, 2012 by DJ Elroy
UM Records returns for its fourth release and the first for 2012 with Argentinian producer Santiago Santamaria’s ‘One Night’. The EP serves up four tracks of warm, moody and lazy deep house including two remixes – one from the current darling of deep house Alvaro Hylander, and the second from respected Candian house DJ/producer Jon Delerious.
Santiago Santamaria’s influences lie in jazz and saw him study classical piano as a teenager. His production career started back in 2000 inspired by Detroit’s sounds and early deep house. Followers of Plaster Records, Digital Department, GAM Recordings and more recently Deso Records will be familiar with Santiago’s organic sounds and elegant deep house tunes but he’s certainly one to watch in the coming year with another EP already in production for UM Records.
Alvaro Hylander needs little introduction in deep house circles these days as the man behind DeepWit Recordings. Originally from southern Spain but now based in Denmark his productions have been released on iRecords, Disclosure Project, Lens Media, Acryl Music, Behaviors, Alma Soul Music, TEAM and more with remixes for the likes of The Messenger, Sumsuch and Pablo Fierro to his name.
Calgary’s own Jon Delerious has been a staple in the west coast house music scene since his first ‘big’ gig in 1992. Since then his production talents have seen him grow into an internationally respected DJ/producer. His music has been supported by a diverse array of artists from Gilles Peterson through to Laurent Garnier. As a DJ he’s played around the globe with some of house music’s finest including ‘Little’ Louie Vega, Carl Cox, Mark Farina and Ben Watt. A regular on Nordic Trax he’s also been featured on City Life, Doppelgaenger, Filter Music and more over the years.
Elroy Says: Jon Delerious keeps it Deep with his mix of “Dig It” and this is the song here that made me sit up and take notice!