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.
The Melodymann - "Beat The Drums" - (5:56) 125 BPM
The Melodymathics imprint launches with four tracks of deep and dreamy, wide-eyed goodness from the combined talents of Alex Agore and label boss The Melodymann. Agore's "No Name 4" is a liquid delight - a fluid, emotion-rich, enveloping take on classic US house, all breathy vocal samples, sensual melodies and warm, late night hustle. Belgian producer Melodymann drops two gems. The first, "I Want It", is unsashamedly warm and sexy, all comfy chords, twinkling electronics and enveloping pads. "Beat The Drums", the EP's standout moment, is a little rougher and tougher, charging off on a sweaty percussion workout with the simple addition of a relentless bassline and a few choice vocal samples.