Since launching in 2015, Sydney based Aaron Andrew’s Chubby Records has become a well trusted Deep House imprint. Their long-awaited next release ‘Various Volume 4’ is perhaps their most expansive release yet, with four fresh cuts each with an accompanying remix stretched across two slabs of wax, with a who’s who of some of the best names in house and techno.Kicking off, Aleqs Notal goes deep on the immersive and hypnotic, ‘Planetary Insanity’. His ultra-smooth deep Detroit styled techno laying a super solid foundation for the track. In-demand producer Life Recorder makes his debut on Chubby, turning the more streamlined original into a euphoric and optimistic dance floor gem. Cheerier and breezier deep house warmth comes courtesy of Jose Rico’s ‘Agonias’. Known for his lively tribal beats, the melody is as unique and classy as ever, staying right in the sweet spot. Leonid goes deep and shoots for a more stripped-down rework homing in on the chords and tribal vibes.
On the second piece of vinyl is one of Australia’s most respected artists, Ewan Jansen, with ‘Basilica’. It’s a late-night deep house groover that rides a sublime Detroit vibe. One of the EP’s standout moments is by Veteran producer Nail, who turns the dial to up on his early morning take on Jansen’s bubbler. The man behind Planisphere (who had one of the hottest reissues last year) David Swatten, brings the most laid-back jam of the comp with the super smooth ‘Wave Energy’. Crystalized melodies chime off waves of house bliss in this super clean cut. Legendary techno artist, John Beltran’s more upbeat Chicago rerub adds his forte to the mix. Its’s a gorgeous revision of Swatten’s brilliantly bittersweet missive that will end any night on a high.Pre-order.