Boomkat Product Review:
Luckyme bring the best out of Travis Stewart on his 2nd Machinedrum single for the Glasgow institution. Following his scorching 'Alarma' 12", the 'SXLND EP' comes with a slightly more refined, sexier sound running classic Chicago, Italo and current UK sounds to his exacting specifications. The tracks were originally written in 2010, around the time of his 'Many Faces' EP, but have been recently re-engineered for 2012 'floors. He comes with deeply infectious, futurist R&B tribalism on the title track, all snagging vocal hooks and bashy drums with a sweeter tilt, while 'No Respect' sounds like a more optimised, heavyweight version of his Sepalcure sound. Our percy has to be the barking, Italo-sampling 'Van Vogue': a dance-owning swinger with cruising sub strafes and super-glossy arpeggios, but then again the stylish House grover 'DDD' is another strong contender. Ach, it's all good!