Scottish producer Calum Redford aka Below Water debuts at Piston Recordings with a delicious three track EP titled Do U Wonder. Over the last number of years Calum has been refining a fresh house sound. His Soundcloud is awash with top-notch quality cuts, ready and waiting to be discovered. So, when we checked him out, we had no hesitation in getting him on board. Make a note of this guy, we’ve no doubt he will be grabbing a lot of attention in the future.
Do U Wonder opens with a surreal pad that floats beautifully across the track before being joined by a hybrid 4×4 beat with subtle breaks and bright, open hats that shuffle into the groove effortlessly. Sweet melodic sounds add a rich texture as a deep, droning bassline comes through along with a little 303 action. A busy track, you find yourself totally hooked on the mesmerizing groove, which makes this one a perfect late-night groover that is not to be missed.
Leave It Behind intros with a crisp hat sequence as cool FX fade in before a tough, punchy kick drum takes control. Strange vocal snippets add weight to the groove as distant synths tease. Warm chord pads take us straight to the deep house level as a powerful bassline sits on the low end, rumbling along. At the midway point we’re treated to some excellent piano stabs that give the track a dancefloor appeal boost, a must have for the livelier floors.
Life Goes On delivers a super smooth deep house vibe that lingers with a soft melodic vibe. Mesmerizing pads stand out as tight drums form up along with rhythmic percussions. The bassline powers the groove beautifully, the note changes really get the hairs rising on the back of the neck. Subtle melodic flurries lie delicately in the background as non-invasive 303 licks tease. A beautifully arranged groove with striking contrasts that will definitely grab attention.