Well, not entirely out of nowhere.
See, I am on the promo list of a few labels, including this label, Andante Music, out of Ukraine.
Yesterday I received a new promo from them which quite caught my ear — Ceo Basso‘s People In The Hop EP — and while adding that release to the rest of the label’s 10 releases so far, I realized their output was quite interesting when taken as whole: I guess you call that good artistic direction.
In any case, I thought I’d give a go at making a mix featuring only releases from the label, figuring it certainly can’t hurt a small start-up label from Ukraine to get a little more exposure here!
So here’s the result. You’ll notice there aren’t that many different artists, but all of the label’s artists (so far) are represented except one, which I felt didn’t quite fit with the overall mood of the mix.
As for Ceo Basso, who figures prominently on the mix, he’s definitely the most accomplished of the lot and although information about him or that label is hard to come by, my hunch is he’s the guy behind the label.
So here goes, friends, discover the sound of Ukraine, Deep House on the minimal tip, but never cold!
You can stream or download it here and (2022 update) if you can please make a donation to support Ukranian artists. In the tracklist below, the link on the name of each artist will take you to the corresponding release on Beatport.
- kick it – ceo basso
- feeling deep – cheise
- i don’t know – ceo basso
- what is – cheise
- vertical horizon – andrey djackonda
- aljarafe – cesar martinez
- type – viktor novak
- mavericks – lifer
- liendres – cesar martinez
- people in the hop (wyro remix) – ceo basso
- people in the hop – ceo basso
- monochrome – ceo basso
- clio – viktor novak
- koa – andrey djackonda
- philosophy of house – caval
- aljarafe (sonartek/andrea londi remix) – cesar martinez
- 659 – e.m.m.e.
- dreams – andrey djackonda