Jazzy Sport's Spot and Eglo Records' sauce81 combine to form something of a house music superduo. Catapulting themselves into our consciousness with an entire album of actually authentic deepness, it's clear they mean business. From the Ame-esque percussion and lolloping piano hook of "We Click The Time" to the much slower, Brazilian-minded guitar twangs and dreamy weaves of "Memories In The Rain" (think Amp Fiddler) by way of the Basement Jaxx-meets-Prince style "Tossin' & Turnin'" and the wonky, wriggly soul of "What Does It Take To Win Your Ooh", the whole album acts as a winningly constructed modern soul document that will smash your mind as efficiently as it will dancefloors. A really interesting, well considered body of work.
Drum and bass legends A Sides team up with fellow wizard Makoto, who is Japan's number one producer when it comes to glitchy breaks and furious low-ends. Their collaboration comes through courtesy of the newly found Eastern Elements label, and features fifteen cuts; there's pure deepness, such as on "Uplifter", more head-nodding bassline business on "Articulate", nasty neurofunk antics via "Breathe", and even a tropical DJ Marky remix, to boot. Large.