Having finally unleashed that EP of dystopian techno brilliance from Steve More last month, Long Island Electrical Systems waste little time in following it up with something equally special! Willie Burns is the latest alias of Brooklyn's William Burnett, a producer with labels such as Supersoul and Disco Capablanca in his armoury. Across five tracks Burns delights in a disjointed approach to house rhythms perfectly typified by the opening swirls of glowering analogues that run through "Fantasy MD". Elsewhere raw piano stabs cascade brilliantly around your senses on "Key Horizon", a track which wouldn't seem out of place on Mathematics! On the flip the jerked out simmering electro heat of "Dr Monkey" is a highlight amongst three further examples of rough round the edges machine funk brilliance. Fans of the aforementioned label run by Jamal Moss or the esoteric sounds of Future Times should be all over this!
His identity might be a mystery, but there's no confusion over his tunes. Only he could create his brand of epic house music, and with support from the likes of Shadow Child, Ninetoes, Pleasurekraft, Noir, Bontan and Groove Armada, there's a whole wave of producers out there hungry for his work. Good job he's released volume two of his EP series. Taking a smart look at old school house his effect is somewhere between deep and tech, meshing sub-genres effortlessly with cool collection. Perfect for late night dancefloors, there might be a chill in the air but those grooves definitely betray a party atmosphere. If you love intelligent sounds, you'll love this.