Master-H & Francois Dubois

Melody EP

This release is 'Melody' and the artist or should i say artist's are label owner and Soma artist Master-H and Francois Dubois. Master-H aka Hassen Gouaned has launched 'Komplex De Deep' as an outlet for not only his own productions, but also for material and artists that excite him and his floors.

H began his production career with 1996 release 'U Gave Me Love' which picked up fans including Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez and Louie Vega. 1998 took him to the Miami Winter Music Conference, where his DJ skills caught the attention of Slam and the Soma Records team. Soma showed their faith by not only releasing the anthem 'Magic K', but also releasing H's 2003 debut album 'Thirteen'. Releases and remixes followed, including his 2006 releases ‘No Ordinary Day’ on Vega Records (Which featured Yuanist Woods, the vocalist on this release) and 'My Way To Heaven' on Laurent Garnier's FCOM label.

Francois Dubois, is the alter ego of Lars Sandberg, also known as Funk D'Void. A massive DJ favourite and another member of the Soma family, Lar's productions have been mainstays for DJ's for a number of years. Having released hit after hit under his Funk'D'Void moniker and looking to release productions on a deeper tip, it was time to unveil Francois. 2001's 'Fembot' gave us our first insight into his deeper edge, but it wasn't until 2006's 'Blood' that hsi alias really made his mark. 2007's 'I Try' confirmed his greatness. Remixes for Om, Freerange and Urban Torque have followed.

Back to today's release, Melody. The duo are a match made in heaven. Combining their techno talents, the pair have crafted wonderful productions. H delivers the sounds of old school Detroit and Chicago, woven together by the fantastic vocal of Yuanist Woods. This will find fans from the Soulful and Techno scenes and everyone between!

The Francois Dubois chord mix is a perfect example of why his recent releases and mixes are so popular. Wonderful, modern, melodic, deep house, ready for the floor. Delicious in every way! Last but by no means least is Brazilian Jayleblone, also know as Aquabassino, who turns in a wonderful house re work. Traditional beats, that sound ultra hot next to Woods’s vocal. Overall a fabulous package, and one that I am sure will pick up massive support across the board. An awesome start for Komplex De Deep.



Laurent Garnier – “This is superb! All of it! Full support.”

Orde Meikle – (Slam) – “Great stuff! Two great producers!”

Steve Bug – “Yep, here you go. Early days of techno are back! Both Master H versions for me.”

Luciano – “Excellent for this late summer!”

Ivan Smagghe – “I really like the stripped down sections, this is proper house music like we do not hear that often anymore… may be too musical but hey, that is their style!”

Dennis Ferrer – “Really good!”

Stacey Pullen – “Now you know I’m digging this! A compliment to Detroit done well!”

Alex from Tokyo – (Shibuya FM Tokyo) – I love this! This is pure deep anthem. I feel this!! The original mix and the Chord mix are definitely my favourites. I will play this!”

Willie Graff – “The Jayleblone mix is super! I’ll be playing this for sure. Nice vocals!”

Christian Prommer – “Detroit version rocks, been playing the instrumental for a while. Now the vocal version… thanks! Great new label start.”

Dave DK – “Great release, one of my favourites of Dubois so far!”

Tedd Patterson – “This is quality stuff… these are the things that keep me interested in my craft. Excellent!”

Wally Lopez – “Excellent sound!! Great! Master H Detroit Vision for me.”

Mark Farina – “ Sounds good to me.”

Nicolas Matar – “Love the Detroit Vision vocal.”

Rainer Trueby – “Lovin it!!!”

Markus Enochson – “Lovely track! Full support!”

Agoria – “love the two guys, full support, top record!”

Rocco – “Nice EP, my fave is the H Detroit Version and Jay one!”

Kiki – “Hot, hot, hot! Feeling both Master H mixes!”

Lee Jones – (MyMy) – “Like the original. Sounds classic.”

Break 3000 – (Dirtcrew) – “Great! Love the vocal…. The Detroit mix is the one for me… classic stuff always worth a spin! Will do so. :o)”

Hector Romero – “Excellent.”

Manuel Tur – “Francois Dubois mix and Master-H Detroit Vision for me – good way to kickstart a label.”

Claude Von Stroke – “I Like the last version with no vocals.”

Craig Morrison – (Silicone Soul) –“Delighted that H has his label going… Love this moody beast! Sterling work from my two favourite Frenchmen :o) Full support!”

Danny Howells – “Superb, love it!”

Nick Warren – “Love this in a big way, superb.”

Deetron – “Jayleblone is really good.”

Solomun – “YES!!!”

Quarion – “Yes! This oozes with soul! I love the Detroit vibe that is present on all the versions!”

DJinxx – “Great first release… full support… good luck my friend!”

Darko Esser – “Really, really good EP!! Goosebumps all over, as could be expected from these great producers. Big props for Mr Lars and Master H…”

Adam Beyer – “Instrumental is a great tune! Epic!”

Behrouz – “Really nice, will play Master H Detroit and the Dubois mixes.”

Satoshi Tomiie – “Excellent! Feeling the Detroit Version!”

Hernan Cattaneo – “The Dubois mix is excellent. Top Stuff!”


H Detroit Vision Vocal


H Detroit Vision


Dubois The Chord Mix


Jayleblone Rmx


Press / web

iDJ Magazine – (House) – With Peach Boys-like vocals, epic pads, melting horns, Detroit riffs and drums Master-H’s mix is like a history lesson of all the best bits of house. The purists will lap it up. A typically lush, melodic and excellent deep house mix from Francois Dubois, means Master-H has got his new label off to a remarkably good start. He’s even thrown in an instrumental for those who aint down with the vocal. Ace! 5/5 Jez Torrance

DeeJay Magazine - Spain - Este sello es el nuevo proyecto de Master H, un productor con más de diez años de carrera y que se ha decidido a dar el paso de crear plataforma propia, a pesar de editar en grandes sellos como Soma Records. Como dice el nombre, el deep se apoderá de los tracks de esta release, pero inteligentemente combinado con los sonidos más techies. La verdad es que la mano de Dubois aka Funk d’Void se nota y el resultado final es calidad, melodías y pista a raudales. - Doch, es gibt sie noch, die coolen Platten, die wirklich überraschen. Deep ist das Stück hier. Unheimlich deep. Trotzdem technotisch und mit einem monumentalen verbohrten Synthesizer versehen, was in Verbindung mit den schwebenden Flächen und den aufgeregten Vocals einfach nur perfekt zu der holpernden Basslinie passt. Detroit Music at it’s best. Francois Dubois kennen viele besser als Funk D’Void, Master-H sicherlich von Soma - was wohl schon so einiges ausdrücken sollte, was auf dieser Platte passiert. Dies rechtfertigt in jedem Fall einen Labelstart wie diesen und wir wünschen alles Gute dabei!