Over the last few years we've really seen the emergence of a very unique kind of retro R&B revivalism. It's chiefly one that seems to remember the early '90s as replayed on a broken cassette player - all slowed down and watery. This has resulted in the hitherto unnoticed beauty of this music coming to light. Here Blackbird Blackbird deliver two delicious slices of this luxurious sound; "This Is Nowhere" being beautifully multi-layered other worldly soul whilst "Hold On" goes all cascading soulful electro-house-pop on us. Divine.
Berlin's Life And Death drops a hotter-than-hot EP by Italy's Dead Heat trio for another fine slice of techy house deviations! "Bosco" is a mid-tempo, 4/4 tune with luscious vocals and a beautifully organic feel. Techno maverick Lucy is on the remix duties and produces a watery, stripped-back reinterpretation of the original. "The Dam" is another floor scorcher with straight kicks and winding melodies, while The Field's remix is almost beatless, allowing hi-hats to soar freely above sunken atmospherics. Ace.