Gage burst onto the scene earlier this year with a pair of killer grime-meets-techno tools on Crazylegs, and here he returns with ballroom vocalist Kevin JZ Prodigy for what is undoubtedly one of the label's best tracks to date. Gage's production is some of his tightest yet, offering the kind of track that will no doubt be getting more than a few rewinds, but it's Prodigy's vocal gymnastics that steal the show in what must be one of the year's most impressive performances. Essential!
After Life After Party (Suicideyear remix) - (4:06) 86 BPM
After Life After Party (Sei A remix) - (6:12) 62 BPM
Montreal's premier plush-stepper Jacques Greene is once again shoring his melodic tones up on LuckyMe island. This time around, "After Life After Party" takes you on a soaring, somewhat melancholic trip through rich swathes of yearning synth lines, making for a more reflective dancefloor moment that loses none of the punch and swagger. "1 4 Me" turns its focus inwards, using straining R&B vocal licks to offset the winsome chords for a truly autumnal slice of stepped club tackle. Suicideyear drop a slick and sugar-sweet electro take on "After Life After Party", while Sei A's version represents a more subtle and snaking kind of tech house confection rich with textures and tweaked-out sound effects.