First Listen! Stephanie Cooke & Diephuis feat. Han Litz – Beautiful Life (Mark Di Meo Deep Remix) (King Street)
US songstress Stephanie Cooke has a unique way / art of turning everything she sings into a rare emotion. A fact that Italian producer Mark Di Meo has perfectly recaptured on his rework of this song taken from her 2012 released ‘Beautiful’ album. He litteraly brings it to another dimension, with the singer’s performance seeming like floating over a vibrant flow of deep vibes… As if the time had stopped on a one of a kind image marking the minds and the imagination. Just like a book we just don’t want to see the end of! What a beautiful life this really is…
A package which also features Manoo‘s memorable ‘Flute Mix’ from back in the day…
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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, 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 heels 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 and 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.
More recently, he came to bless us along with Jocelyn Brown on ‘Don’t Quit (Be A Believer)’ which we welcomed as our Single Of The Week on both its original delivery and its remix package featuring Reelsoul.