With a multi-page discography of releases dating back over 15 years, Demarkus Lewis is one of the hardest working men in house music, regularly adding to his diverse string of underground floor fillers. Mastering many house styles, Demarkus has released tech-house bombs on Nervous Records, soulful nuggets on Kingstreet Soundz, hypnotizing afro-rhythms on Slip n Slide, and everything in-between on his own Grin Music imprint. Demarkus now returns to Viva Recordings with “Find A Way,” his follow-up to 2016’s phenomenal “Self Is Steam.” “Find A Way” is a mesmerizing deep house cut built upon a shimmering motif of cut-up bell-like patterns over Demarkus’s punchy four-on-the-floor rhythm. Ethereal vocal snippets and echoed stabs playfully enter and exit the track, taking the listener on an evocative ride. Demarkus also provides an Alt-Broken Mix which transforms the straight rhythm into a subtle breakbeat and adds a few more melodic elements. Rounding out the single is the spacious bonus track “Downside Up.” Combing an old school Detroit-sensibility through Demarkus Lewis’s production prowess, the cut deftly mashes winding pads, bouncing snare fills, and splashes of truncated vocals into a sly house music jewel.
Giom (Supremus Records) – “The Broken mix is for me, very nice.”
Michael Serafini (Gramaphone Records / Smart Bar) – “Nice work Demarkus! Both versions of Find A Way are solid.”
Tyree Cooper (Chicago Vinyl Records) – “I’m feelin’ this EP. You can’t go wrong with Demarkus.”
Henri Kohn (Conya / Cubstar) – “Great! In my Traxsource top 10.”
Marcelo Tavares (Deep Space Podcast) – “This EP is great! Another bomb from Demarkus.”
Matt Prehn (Oh So Coy) – “I’m feeling ‘Downside Up’. Great groove that pulls you in.”
Greg Dowling (Fish Go Deep) – “I’ve been playing and supporting Demarkus music for years. Love this one, real deep house vibes.”
Raoul Lambert (We Play House Recordings) – “This has a nice Atjazz vibe to it. Can’t make up my mind as to which mix I prefer, both are equally good.”
SimonG (Volcano Radio) – “Lush, sultry sounds from a master.”
DJ Osric (Black and Blue Show, Perth) – “Smokin’ hot, and well worth the wait.”
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