London-based producer East End Dubs is wildly popular, thanks in no small part to a self-released series of digital-only singles that joined that dots between dubby, late night murkiness, contemporary deep house, and bowel-bothering, bass-heavy house. Here he graduates to Metroline, delivering a four-track EP of hazy, late night chuggers and sparse, eyes-closed tackle. "Argo", featuring a spoken French vocal, delays aplenty and atmosphere for days, is probably the highlight, though Snilloc's fluid remix of "Summa Dis" - all twinkling blues piano, hissing cymbals and intoxicating after-party rhythms - pushes it close. Low-key bonus cut "Hoxton" is also worth a listen, if only for its clandestine simplicity.
Judging by his bulging gig calendar and the frenzied hype surrounding his Soundcloud profile, Londoner East End Dubs is on the fast track to cocaine house success. His style - deep, hypnotic and curiously wonky - is clearly in-step with the likes of Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones and Maceo Plex, without exactly sounding like any of them. This latest EP for Act Natural contains numerous reasons to be cheerful, not least the snaking late night hypnotism of "Charlie Foxtrot". More suited to peaktime plays is the bubbling "She Loves It", all zippy beats, fluid grooves and muted vocal samples.
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