In its original form, "Don't Go" is something of a curiosity; a midtempo deep house track masquerading as an atmospheric chunk of late night pop. Jesse Lee Davis's vocal is strong, and perfectly compliments the shuffling, tech-tinged backing from 11 Inch. There are three remixes, all of which take the track further towards straight-up dancefloor territory. There's a slither of warm deep house from Wave Crushers, a woozy and a slightly cosmic slo-mo house version from Deepwerk and Ralf-E. Best of all, though, is Harry T James' version, which turns the track into an eccentric but beautifully produced chunk of low-key soulful pop.
Bring It Down, Bring Us Up (feat Carla Tutu) - (7:44) 120 BPM
Having appeared on Smoke N Mirrors in 2012 with a remix of Shiny Objects, Adnan gets his debut solo EP opportunity and he kicks it right out of the park. "Sky Toucher" is all deep bass bubbles and heads-down drums before sharp shards of strings merge majestically into the mix. "Bring It Down, Bring Us Up", meanwhile, flexes deeper into the cosmos with shimmering one-string guitar plucks, a slinky bassline, mesmerising reverse effect textures and a commanding vocal from Carla Tutu. Remix-wise Safeword takes "Sky Toucher" into a techier territory with angular electro edges on every fill. Stunning.
Dutch mainstay Alden Tyrell has turned his hand to many a different form of vintage house, techno and electro in his time, and on this occasion he's up on regular haunt Clone with some Dance Mania-inspired riot-baiting material. "Wurk It" makes a convincing case for the revival of ghetto house in the wake of the footwork explosion, going for maddening insistence in his vocal hook to get all asses wiggling, while the 303 is taking no prisoners either. "Some House" is excitable in its own way, matching any sample bashing with an equally catchy organ line that makes for an addictive and wonderfully simple house dish. The "Dub Mix" of "Some House" is no softer, instead choosing to lay off the wild splatter of speech and let the musical elements do the talking.