Deadly Vanity - World Stop Turning EP on Bohemian Yacht Club

Words by: Ralph Turner
Posted: 20/12/13 7:07

NYC label Bohemian Yacht Club might be a relative newcomer to the scene, but theirs is an imprint that - on the basis of their output so far - is still sure to ruffle a few feathers.

The label's latest party trick comes courtesy of Canadian duo Deadly Vanity, who turn in a series of expert cuts on the gloriously diverse World Stop Turning EP.

The title-track is a worthy introduction to the boys' talents too. A multifaceted effort, it's every bit as eerie as it is melancholic, and at the very least it's a diverse listen that's sure to take you by surprise. The moody synthwork and the bellowing bassline add the edge, but it's Mercy's sultry lyrics that help bring the devastation. Captivating stuff.

On the remix front, Toronto deep house connoisseur Jamie Kidd strips matters back somewhat, as he elects for a more dogged and robust edge that's propped by a legion of glistening, cosmic flourishes and a potent piano line that'll endear it to the afterhours.

The last of the remixes comes thanks to White Lions, who turn in the most sprightly of the lot. Brimming with personality throughout, it expertly merges disco and house flavours, resulting in a track that's as notable for its sense of mystery as it is its undoubted intense vibes.

''Ain't A House Party'', meanwhile, plays out like an unlikely and contemporary take on Cybotron, before ''Tanken All Die Liebe'' drags us down a proverbial rabbit hole that's fraught with engaging aspects and colourful motifs aplenty. There's a lot going on here, but it's more than worthy of your time.

Artist: Deadly Vanity
Title: World Stop Turning EP
Label: Bohemian Yacht Club

TracklistWorld Stop Turning feat. MercyWorld Stop Turning feat. Mercy (Jamie Kidd Remix)World Stop Turning feat. Mercy (White Lions Remix)Ain't A House PartyTanken All Die Liebe feat. Andrew Garnett

Our rating: 7.5/10
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