Melbourne Deepcast affiliate M5K has been causing waves in his home city, and now takes the step into production with his debut EP. It's a sure-footed debut that melds elements from deep house, Italo, kosmiche and nu-disco into subtle but floor-friendly cuts. The arpeggio-heavy "Sky Road" is the real winner, combining as it does rising and falling synths, heavy disco percussion and spiraling, glassy-eyed melodies. That said, the slower, spookier, altogether weirder "Spirit Levels" also impresses, offering a mutant fusion of hip-hop rhythms, slow-house pulse and creepy electronics. An excellent package is completed by Deep Space Orchestra's remix of "Sky Road", a twisted acid attack that makes the most of M5K's vintage electronics.
DJ-friendly full length tracks