Deep dark house with Emorine – Ikhonco
French artist Emorine offers a dark deep house track, Ikhonco.
Ikhonco is Zulu for hyphen. Emorine says he went for hyphen because it’s “the little but powerful element that connects two words to one and creates a new meaning – as ‘the period I created the title was a transition period for me’.” Righty ho. Back to the music. That Emorine is now in Berlin should come as no surprise. This track has some of the darkness and reservation that so often associates itself with the city. This gives Ikhonco a sense of deep house pleasure and optimism but undercut with darker deeper bass elements that give the track its darkly seductive edge.
Blurb: Music has many dimensions. MONO.NOISE’s new ‘Ikhonco’ EP shows four different of them. The leading track ‘Ikhonco’ is produced by French DJ and musician EMORINE who presently lives in Berlin. It comes with a dark, vibrant and slightly mysterious energy that reveals the side of Deep House working perfectly into the club. EMORINE chose the name ‘Ikhonco’ cause it means ‘hyphen’ – the little but powerful element that connects two words to one and creates a new meaning – as ‘the period I created the title was a transition period for me’, he says.
There are two remix versions of ‘Ikhonco’ on the EP: One is done by BAAL * and comes rather minimal with a wafting energy that reminds of misty landscapes in the dawn. For those who love it less melancholic, the second remix version by Dan Grassler might be a perfect choice. The track combines straightness, clarity and a great pushing vibe without losing the spirit of the original.