Burnin Tears is a joint project from Luv Shack regulars Simonlebon and Lee Stevens. Their first single together, 2012's "Got A Reason", was impressively deep, fluid and Balearic. "Permanent Midnite", featuring the heart-aching, emotion-rich vocals of Georges Perin, is, if anything, even deeper. Perin's super-soulful vocal perfectly matches the duo's subtle, melodic, midtempo production - all long, drawn-out chords, tear-jerking melodies and simple, head-nodding beats. There's a sweatier feel to virtual flipside "U Don't Get Me", a bold and bouncy hook-up with fellow Luv Shack regular Jakobin that fixes sweet deep house pads to a chunky US house groove. A solid radio edit of the title track completes a decent package.
Continuing L.I.E.S. boss Ron Morelli's approach of releasing music regardless of whether it's brand new or been sat in the archives for some time, Legowelt's "Teen Romance" has been kicking about for some time. Regardless of its vintage, the track highlights everything there is to love about Danny Wolfers; spectral melodies, snapping drum machine rhythms and gurgling analogue basslines all sunk in thick-set tape dust. "Days of Persistence" goes in on a deeper tip with its sweeping pads, and "SH-High School Daze" is a bubbling pit of simmering psychedelic acid.