Paul Wise aka Placid is the driving force behind ‘We’re Going Deep’ – an online community and record label that’s showing no signs of letting up in 2021.
Born out of a lifelong affair with the many shades of electronic rhythms and an obsession for collecting records since 1988. His mission is all about sharing and releasing new music for the dance floor, front room or even just your headphones. Rather than staying hung up on the past, his reputation for digging out the best in Acid, Electro, Techno, Deep House alongside the odd slice of Downtempo precedes him, as he readies the next WGD volume for release.
Throwing down another 4 track EP of high graded electronic sounds sourced from equally brilliant artists, this next edition welcomes the talents of Reedale Rise to open Side A with the charmed tones of ‘Resonant Light’. A magically crafted trip that treads the light fantastic and skips between a heavily swung 808 beat, quick fire bass and modulating synthesis whose dance equate to a greater sum than their singular parts. The accompanying off-kilter acid of Vectrax (Part 2) provides an interesting note by comparison – a wistful mid tempo machine jam that comes courtesy of the mysterious B.R. Posse. Make no mistake, this cut bears all the hallmarks of a seasoned pro.
Over on Side B, Innate boss Owain K leads the charge with a beefy 4/4 slice of dance floor fuelled house meets Techno cut on ‘Another Place’, taking his cues from EBE as he flexes his sound towards larger spaces. Signing off with yet another laidback gem, Wise enlists another up and coming talent in the shape of ‘Polytunnel’. Dropping like it’s hot, the sumptuous tones of ‘Island Rain’ are nothing short of perfection as the Scotsman delivers a warm and comforting blanket of blissful melody and subtly tweaked 303 action.
A1. Reedale Rise – Resonant Light
A2. B.R. Posse – Vectrax (Part 2)
B1. Owain K – Another Place
B2. Polytunnel – Island Rain