Single Of The Week: Diephuis & Eastar feat. Jocelyn Brown – Don’t Quit (Be A Believer) (Reelsoul Remix) (Quantize Recordings)
“Don’t quit, be a believer” pretty much illustrates what the protagonists of this gem are about. From Dutch DJ/producer Diephuis whose name starts speakin’ for itself. To Reelsoul who established an instantly identifiable signature sound. Not to mention Jocelyn Brown speakin’ of whom each vocal delivery is a blast!
We enthuzed about this uplifting gem which we welcomed as our Single Of The Week back in March 2016. And here we go now for an encore. This time as sublty reshaped by William Reelsoul Rodriquez who brings it his unique bouncing stellar approach.
Be a believer… Don’t quit!
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Rotterdam born DJ/producer Diephuis states Disco, Techno, Afro, Soul, Funk and Jazz as his major influences. His fascination for these kinds of moods started in the 90’s, inspired by DJ’s like Larry Levan, MAW and Joe Claussell. Then later on Osunlade, Henrik Schwarz, Dixon and Spinna.
Barend-Jan Beljaars (that’s his ID) started making music in 2008, on the hells of an already impressive C.V. as a DJ. He released his first EP – ‘Deeproots’ – Afrazoo the year after. His first major production – ‘Beautiful Life’ featuring Stephanie Cooke – followed two years after on King Street. It got soon after included on Hed Kandi’s ‘Beach House 2011’ compilation. Then, later on, Louie Vega took it for his compilation for King Street.
At the end of 2012, he remixed Peven Everett‘s ‘Black Boy’ for UDM Show Records. From then, Diephuis has been working with and/or for artists such as Ursula Rucker, Kenny Bobien, Marc Evans and Jephté Guillaume.
By the end of 2014, Diephuis released ‘Crossing Borders’ on Nulu Electronic. This project was remixed by Manoo and later on The Kings Of House (David Morales & Louie Vega) featuring Anané Vega.
In the Summer of 2015, it made it #9 Top Downloads on Traxsource and #1 Top 100 Afro House tracks on Traxsource. Black Coffee eventually included the Manoo remix in his mix for Mixmag August 2015.
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