The accompanying press release for this surprise - and, less surprisingly, rather good - EP from John Daly describes the title track as being "his most anthemic moment yet", drawing comparisons with DFA and Underground Resistance. While we don't quite agree with that, there's no argument that "One More City" is special - a delightfully touchy-feely fusion of spine-tingling chords, wide-eyed pads, glorious pianos and densely layered, Detroit-inspired percussion. "This Time" takes a similar approach, going a touch deeper but increasing the bongo count to impressive levels. "Weightless", meanwhile, is simply delightful; a tactile trip through deep Detroit techno territory with only your thoughts for company.
No frills, just the thrills. John Daly has always been a house music producer you can trust. This Solar Sailing single sees the Irish house icon deliver more of his synthy brilliance with three versions of the one track. First up is the Full Tide mix of "Solar Sailing", a production that makes you want to dance, but also contemplate the emotions your feelings thanks to the ethereal musicality of the production. The Deep Mix, as its title suggests, is a little dubbier and laid back, although equally rhythmic and danceable, while the Rhythm Section mix (also self explanatory) strips it back to just drums, a bassline and reverberating percussion.