Boomkat Product Review:
Sweeter House/Bass music from LV, linking with Message To Bears and vocalist Zaki Ibrahim for a luxurious groover. The full-sunken rhythm has definite traces of the South African Kwaito sounds LV have soaked up of late, while Message From Bears adds an acoustic tenderness ripe for Zaki Ibrahim's graceful tweet. Next up is Mothy's 'Implosion' mix, rubbing out the beat entirely to leave the bass, melody and vocal free floating in dub space. This goodness is followed by a very welcome return from Charlie Dark, who has largely been off the radar since his influential work with Attica Blues ten years ago. From plangent, piano-lead intro, his 'Longtime' remix realigns the groove on a minimalist Tech-House roll, reserved but stealthily nudged with Broken beat inflections to sound like a more melancholy reflection of T. Williams style. The source material proves inspirational for DJ Rum's remix, too. With deftly stuttered slow-fast drum programming and magically orchestrated strings, this is a handsome look from this hugely underrated producer. Fans of Floating Points simply must check this record.