Boomkat Product Review:
Second drop from Mark Fell on the custom Editions Mego sub-label he's been given to explore his favourite house music tropes at length. The first Sensate Focus 12" made explicit the link between the avant programming of SND and the swung dancefloor gear that rules the contemporary clubscape, and Sensate Focus 5 deepens the dialogue. On 'X', sweeping synth-lines and pellucid keys, accented with cut-up vocal pressure, ride irresistible drum patterns that sound like they're being punched-out live on the buttons of a Casio, while 'Y' is on an even slinkier tip, with dainty UKG-style arpeggios hopskotching over steppers' kicks and claps. Skewed genius, recommended to everyone, but especially those of you who've always been attuned to the dancefloor dynamism latent in Fell's outwardly more "serious" work of yore.