As they're keen to point out, Marcos Cabral and Jacques Renault have long supported the new wave of Italian house. Here, they showcase the analogue-heavy deep house productions of another Italian, Nasty Boy. "Lateral Motion" is deep and unfussy, sounding not unlike classic Larry Heard given a soulful New York twist. Cabal and Renault join forces as Runaway on the obligatory remix, beefing up the bottom end and adding a steppier groove to the Nasty one's dreamy pads. Elsewhere, "Spread The Words" goes even deeper - with the added bonus of a warmer bassline and tasty congas - while "Over The Note" delivers the sort of deep, slo-mo chug that Henrik Schwarz used to excel at.
Nicholas Lammatteo's last outing on Home Taping is Killing Music, "Love Message", was arguably one of the label's strongest releases to date. This expansive EP picks up where that one left off, delivering his trademark blend of wide-eyed revivalism, smoky late night atmospherics and tracky, heads-down rhythms. "The Music Lives", with its strong chords, dense percussion and acid bassline, is probably the pick, and comes backed with two excellent beats tracks tailor-made for inventive DJs. The deeper, more obviously US garage influenced "Work This Out" delivers cute, unfussy thrills, while the delightful "Running Into Time" throws some vintage disco samples and jazz-funk keys into the mix for added feelgood factor.