"Stay" marks Kort's second appearance on Lapsus Music, the fast-rising label of Italian producer Supernova. The track itself is something of a beauty, with poignant string sweeps, subtle pianos and faintly threatening low register electronics tumbling over a sharp deep house groove. The real star attraction, though, is UK-based singer Reno KA, whose heart-aching vocal adds a touch of melancholia to an otherwise fairly upbeat production. Supernova handles remix duties, opting for a version that sits somewhere between hypnotic tech-house and sparkling, piano laden soulful house. It's a more straight up floor-filler than the A-side, but still retains Reno Ka's fragile vocal and just a whisper of Kort's evocative strings.
Reno Ka first appeared alongside the Prince of Chicago house, Terrence Parker, on the mighty Planet E back in 2013 and, although we only heard her vocal talents on the particular EP, we knew that we'd somehow see her soon again. Here she is on the sixth outing from Music and Power with "Where Is The Love?", a smooth and silky house warmer that hangs in the balance between soulful and classic Chicago beatdown; it's one of those for the lovers, and a track that can be appreciated by both DJs and straight-up Saturday evening dancers. There's a dub version where, of course, the vocals are stripped back to give more room to the sonics, a gentle sway of cooling synths and echoing flurries of harmonics. A wonderful EP that sits just right with us.
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