Established last year with killer releases from the likes of Photomachine and Presk, 2020's Midnight Visions brand continues to spread the good word house gospel. And who better to continue the sonic sermons than 10 Thousand Yen man Doc Daneeka? Across the four tracks we run the gamut of nocturnal grooves. From soulful filtered house ("Everyday") to subtle n' slinky, sexy electro ("Sunset To Neath"), Doc's prescribed a fine line of midnight tonics. You'll be hard-pushed which one to play first.
This debut album from Glasgow-based DJ, producer and vocalist Debukas feels like the start of something big. Debukas clearly has talent, and his trademark sound - a variant on smart electronic pop with clear influences from tech-house, deep house and leftfield electronic disco - is well thought out and immaculately produced. I Am Machinery is an impressive debut, all told, sounding not unlike Junior Boys jamming with Jamie Jones and Random Factor. It is atmospheric - particularly the likes of "Hold Back The Sea" and "I Am Machinery" - but bubbles with positive intent and more than a little dancefloor swing. He's not the finished article just yet, but this is an excellent start.