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.
With a title that can only be a tribute to the legendary label that spearheaded the 80s boogie explosion, AD Bourke's latest release finds him even further immersing himself in the glorious starlit world of electro funk, and doing so with aplomb. "Prelude" is all limber bass and plush synth work, coming on more modern and house-orientated than the title may suggest, but still fuelled by the seduction of Moog tones and soulful chord progressions. "Astral" is, by definition a more 'out-there' piece, strafing towards jazz-funk territory and mixing it with intricate techno sequencing while remaining stoutly downtempo. "Equinox" too drifts in a more mellow headspace before the plaintive piano of "A Night In Almeria" ditches the funk altogether for a beautiful soliloquy of blue-hued keys.