Ian O'Donovan

Redemption EP

Never a label tied to meeting the demands of of the industry, Komplex de Deep continues to plough its own unique path. Now into its third year, the label has just celebrated its archive of releases with it first compilation, "Volume 1." KDD has become renowned for its refusal to be tied to sounds or genres and is equally at home releasing the most avant-garde electronic-jazz to blazin' warehouse techno. Today it welcomes another new artist to its roster. An Irishman whose own personal productions are equally as difficult to label...

Ian O'Donovan works with 'emotions.' From his driving tech numbers to the deepest of house via grand progressive tracks, Ian's music always plays on the listeners feelings. His use of melody and uplifting chord structures is polished and its this skill that has seen him release work for Vince Watson's Bio label, Darko Esser's Wolfskuil and of course John Digweed's Bedrock.

His debut release for KDD feature's two choice cuts in "Redemption" and "Relieve." The former is peak time, hand and hair raising material, where as the latter takes a more deeper considered route with a huge slice of balearic feeling.

Adam Carter

Steve Rachmad-"Hard to choose here, so i'm not :) Love em both! Great chords and vibes :)"

Slam -always support from Slam - quality

Fish Go Deep-Hi relieve for me lovely chords and great build come on the irish ,will play in the clubs and on the radio show!

Aubrey-Redemption is a monster of a track..love it :) Relieve, great, great, great !!!!!

ALEX FROM TOKYO -Feeling big time both tracks! Pure class and quality uplifting hi tech soul!! Full club support from Tokyo to NYC. Big up!

Sasse -Big Tunes, love em both - somehow reminds me of 430 West which I guess is good.

Cosmo vitelli-I like both tracks. Pure class

Nuno dos Santos - "Redemption, massive emo bomb! Already played it with great response!"

Ripperton - "That redemption tracks got everything that a club track needs. Relieve is really nice as well. Love those Detroit’ish “songs."

Marc Marzenit – (Cocoon) - "Relieve sounds amazing!!! Detroit is here J"

Kenny Larkin - "Redemption sounds like a stomper! Will try it on the dancefloor."

Peter Kruder - "Redemption is GREAT!! Love it! Will be playing this."

Matthias Vogt (Motorcitysoul) - "Ian O'Donovan and KDD - perfect match! Redemption is amazing!"

Sebo K - "Relieve is sound really nice! Support from me on that cut."

Hernan Cattaneo - "Really good tracks, as always from Ian. Full support from me on both."

Dave Seaman - "Redemption is very VERYcool! J"

Adam Port - "Relieve sounds really cool!! I’ll be playing it out for sure!"

Nick Warren - "Redemption is really lovely techno!! Definitely playing this one!

Funk D'Void - "Nice chords on Redemption!!! Should do well this one!"

Tom Findlay - (Groove Armada) - "Great moments on both of these, cheers for sending. Prefer Relieve for it’s deeper groove."

Darko Esser - "Wonderful tunes as always from Ian!! J"

Till von Sein - "Relieve is the one I’ll be playing.. really diggin’ it!"

Arnaud Le Texier - "Relieve has a really great Detroit vibe! Gonna test it out. "

Danny Howells – “Relieve is definitely my favourite here. It sounds GREAT!!”

UNER – “Always love KDDeep!! Redemption is my Sin here!! J But i love also Relieve...”

Joris Voorn – “Great melodies in the Detroit classic sounding Relieve!”

Michel de Hey – “Mr Donovan is sweet and subtle, he proves his skills again! Relieve my fav. Thanks!”

Laurent Garnier - "Redemption yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!! Love it!"

And.id - "Both Detroit flavoured tracks.. and i LIKE ‘em!"

Rodriguez Jr - "Beautiful chords and feeling on Relieve. BIG UP!! J"

Jim Rivers - "Some wicked synths and vibes in this. Relieve is definitely my fave on the release. thanks."

Christian Prommer – “Wow, great track. Love the energy of Redemption. Will be mad in the club. Will play with great pleasure!”

Terry Francis - (Fabric London) - "I like Relieve very much. Gonna test this out at the club.”

James Blonde-full support on Sweat Lodge Radio

Guido Minsky-comme d'hab: du grand art, de la dentelle, de la finesse, de l'amour, un grand vent, un tourbillon, le bonheur, la joie, esprits relaxés et corps enfiévrés. le komplex, j'adore!


Dairmount-Here comes the next anthem of KDD. Peaktime climax stuff!


Michelle Owen-beautiful!


Stephan Vacher Le Bain NYC- I like Relieve very much


Neil Aline Le Bain NYC-Relieve is NICE!


Robert Owens-thx for the vibes


Tiago Fragateiro-Redemption is a bomb! love it!

Andy Baxter – (Pacha / Café Mambo Ibiza) –“Great journeys… as always by Komplex De Deep!”

PrinsJan - (Dance Dept. Radio 538 Holland) - "Redemption is quality!"

Steve Parry - (Juice FM UK) - "Redemption is HUGE!"

Chris Ç - (Dinamo.fm / Acik Radio Istanbul) - "One of my favorite labels that i dig every release. Relieve is just for me! Vince Watson alike sensual techno deepness."

Paul Hamill - (Across The Line - BBC Ulster) - "Best thing Ian has done in ages, love this both sides are amazing."

Club Madnezz Radio Holland - "Strings of life. ?"






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De-Bug Magazine Germany - "Relieve" hat diesen begnadet deepen hymnischen Detroitsound, in dem die Harmonien nur langsam entwickelt werden, einen dann aber immer glücklicher machen und dabei in klassischer Weise mit Snarewirbeln und allem, was dazu gehört immer weiter in dieses Phantasma einer besseren Welt treiben, das eigentlich nie so auf den Punkt gebracht wurde wie in diesem Sound. Und auch das darker trällernde "Redemption", auf dem die Synths immer mehr wie Flöten wirken, erinnert uns manchmal ein wenig an Red Planet und ähnliche Fundamente der Technogeschichte. Sehr klassische, breit angelegte Detroithymnen