Within a few short years, Anton Zap has made himself an indispensable part of deep house and has displayed a growing talent for mining late night emotion from his productions. The Russian producer has consistently hit the mark of late,
as his recent emission for the Millions
of Moments label shows, as does this
joint for Jus-Ed’s Underground
The aquatic feel of his Take It As It Comes EP sounds like a journey to the briny depths to preach the word to all manner of sea floor dwellers. Spread over four tracks, Zap washes layers of dreamy pads and chords over waves of rolling bass and textured rhythms. It’s an approach he uses for every track here, which may lead to some seeing the EP as samey and uninteresting, but I feel Zap is aiming to create moods and vibes with these tracks, which he does incredibly well.
I Get Deep Beat makes use of this formula with subtle keys accenting the ebb and flow of the groove, while broken, dirt-worn percussion clatters around behind the scenes. I’m Fine is the weakest link on the EP, though still carves out a solid vibe with its blunted wood blocks and marimbas forging their way through the murky blur of foggy pads and