Original tracks written by Tufan Demir. Additional remix and production by Sarp Yilmaz. Mastered by Klas “Sasse” Lindblad at Blackhead Studios Berlin. Words by 8DPromo. Artwork by Ozgur Sezer.
Tufan Demir - Making Bounces E.P (Coming Soon)
-Making Bounces (Sarp Yilmaz Remix)
-More Feedback (Club Mix)
Following the huge response to Gurhan’s “Between Us” single and its subsequent remixes by Terry Lee Brown Jr. and Subsky, Istanbul label Deep House Proposal follows up with another stellar single focusing on impressive Turkish house music talent. Tufan Demir is an Istanbul-based DJ and producer who records under many names (such as Beto Narme or Science Frontiers) but saves the deep house and disco moods for his given moniker. Tufan has reached outside of Turkey with appearances at the Sonar and c/o Pop festivals and releases on labels like Sublime Porte, Vesvese, and Lust Und Freude.
Tufan Demir’s Deep House Proposal debut features three lush and sweeping deep house tracks, led by the groovy “Making Bounces.” A warm pad and repeating vocal line both build elegantly into a house-meets-breakbeat rhythm and a deliciously funky bass line. This cut’s a prime mover, appealing at once to fans of deep house, techno, and jazzy broken beat fare. Next up is “More Feedback,” a driving track more specifically aimed towards the underground nightclub. Layers of pads, synth lines, and percussion interact with a flowing complexity as a repeated female vocal drop provides the rhythmic base. Tufan supplies two versions, the building, hypnotic original and a more drum-focused Club Mix. Tufan Demir’s third cut here is the swirling, deep “Midweek Groove.” This one mixes old school house music elements with a contemporary production sheen as subdued electric piano chords, a skippy four-on-the-floor, and a soulful vocal all point the way to the dance floor.
In addition to these fine tracks, Deep House Proposal has also commissioned a remix of “Making Bounces” from another Istanbul producer, Sarp Yilmaz. Sarp has been rising fast on the scene, with an album on Apparel Music, Osunlade giving him props in an interview with the Guardian, and Maya Jane Coles dropping his tracks on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection. Sarp’s remix of “Making Bounces” doesn’t stray far from Tufan Demir’s general vibe, but, in fact, expands on it a bit. A snappy drum kit provides the groove as a rollicking piano line evolves into an expressive lead. The growling low end, dubbed out vocal bits, and atmospheric strings add to the deepness, making for a potential future classic. As Deep House Proposal continues making discoveries like these be sure to pay close attention … there’s more on the way.
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