Boomkat Product Review:
Debut album time for one of the UK’s revered deep DJ/producers, making good on the reputation she’s earned since her 2013 debut and ensuing, globe-trotting DJ slots.
Following several 12”s issued on her Peach Discs label, Idle Hands, Future Times and others, ’Tangerine’ spells out Shanti’s tastes in clear, crisp strokes of hyaline ambience, tumpin’ house, subaquatic electro, and beatless rollers styles, all riddled with canny appearances of her own voice and a slinky, Latinate suss.
If you’re after big club trax, run check for her swanging, simmering jacker ‘Infinitas’, the breakbeat garage house roller ‘Want’, and the gorgeous techno glyde of ‘Sesame’ where her vocals come into play. Vocals also inform one of the album’s slinkier highlights, albeit synthetic this time, in the killer, Beatrice Dillon-like stepper ‘Voz (Instrumental)’, which sweetly represents the album’s lusher, romantic side shared with its balmy bookends ’Sun Notification’ and the crepuscular charms of ‘Moons’, and the FSOL-esque hyperoprism ‘Natura.’