Probably every label owner on earth has a few releases in their back catalog which bug them late at night. I know I do. I think about releases that we have a particular personal connection to, music which excites us greatly, but for one reason or another, never quite catches fire.

That’s the idea behind this new section in 5 Magazine. We’ve asked label owners to select a slept-on gem from their vaults and hand it over to our loyal subscribers. If you like the music, please share the streaming and buy links provided and maybe together we can allow some sorely underrated sounds their moment in the sun.

This month we’d like to introduce you to Israeli producer “Tamandua Twist” and his deep creation “Mind & Matter” released last year on DeepWit Recordings. Originally released in 2016 on his Shape of the Universe EP, this laid back cut sounds like springtime to us, with filtered strings, horns and soulful vocal snippets riding a smooth, jazzy Deep House groove.

Tamandua Twist: Mind & Matter (DeepWit Recordings)

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The original release features a tougher reworking by Hotmode and a stunning remix of the title track by South African producer Tahir Jones, available on Bandcamp.

DeepWit Recordings is an independent Danish label founded by DJ and producer Alvaro Hylander. Focusing on melodic, smooth Deep House and electronica, over the years the imprint has issued music from Deep Spelle, Ejeca and Addex, finding itself at the forefront of a lounge/house hybrid which has become popular internationally over the last decade or so whilst remaining largely ignored by the music press. Alvaro’s impeccable taste is evident in each label signing, providing a consistent source of meditative sounds; perfect for home listening or terrace lounging.