Simon Doty’s debut studio album ‘Universal Language’ showcases the Canadian producer’s versatile range of sounds, including bursts of deep house, melodic house, and progressive. Having previously released music on labels like Knee Deep In Sound, Anjunabeats, and This Never Happened, Doty’s studio prowess is well-established, and this latest offering on the Anjunadeep label, owned by Above & Beyond and James Grant, is no exception. The album features 10 tracks, with a total runtime
of around 40 minutes, and includes credited features from names such as Ursula Rucker, My Friend, Tailor, Artche, Ruth Royall, and Roland Clark. Additionally, it includes a remix from Simon of JODA & Robyn Sherwell’s ‘Closer’. Doty’s signature sound is on full display throughout the tracklist, consolidating big piano chords, uplifting vocals, dreamy synth pads, thick club basslines, and acid resonance, it provides the perfect balance of energy and emotion. Overall, ‘Universal Language’ is a glowing showcase of Simon Doty’s skills and whether you’re a deep house aficionado, or a fan of more melodic and progressive sounds, this album is an essential addition to your music collection.
Where to start:
Soulflow: Chunky drum grooves, strong piano chords, and an excellent vocal
Who Do You Love?: Filtered bass, uplifting vocals, and big trance melodies
Heat Of The Moment: Massive drums meet a resonance-heavy acid bassline
Previous from Simon Doty:
Blue EP (2022, Anjunadeep)
Tattoo EP (2022, Anjunadeep)
If you like this then check out:
Jon Gurd – Phoenix LP (2022, Anjunadeep)
Genix – 199X LP (2021, Anjunabeats)
Simon Doty – Universal Language LP is out now on Anjunadeep.