Review: House of Praise – Colours EP


4 out of 5 stars

The debut Deeplife Records project from Surrey, England-based producer House of Praise (a.k.a. Gareth Dicks) is the Colours EP. The title track shines with a rainbow of sound across the sonic spectrum of house music with warmth, depth and a bright splash of soulfulness. The simple song structure keeps things uncluttered for the uplifting groove. “Serenity” offers an almost retro feel with chattering percussion, chiming layers, and big flourishes sweeping across the sky where the crystalline leads really sparkle. “My Feelings Run Deep” rounds out the release with an emotional ride, a distinctive bassline and trance-y synths. Piano keys take the lead and tickle their way down the backside for a strong finish. The beats-per run a bit faster than traditional deep-housers, but the Colours EP doesn’t live by labels or play by the rules.

DJ Elroy

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