Track: New Day (Dub)
Artist: Round Two
Label: Main Street Records
Round Two was a one and done alias for two of Germany's electronica pioneers, Moritz von Oswald and Mark Ernestus. Although they're better known for their production under the name Basic Channel, they may not be household names to the masses. New Day is deep house in the raw, minimal elements and uncomplicated production. Stripped down deep house might conjure up memories of boring lounge music sold four-to-a-pack in the discount bin with titles like "Deep House Essentials" but New Day is not. This is artfully engineered house and you know it when you hear it. The vocal mix has a melancholic vibe, but warms up over time guided by the lyrics of Andy Cain. If you want a harder edge without male vox, the Dub mix is what you're looking for.
And the Dub mix (my preference):