Here's something to savour: a first collaborative EP from long-serving French house producer Manoo and Hamburg-based Ivorian (Mr) Raoul K. Given both producers' heritage and track record, it's little surprise to hear impassioned, West African vocals and layered, tribal-influenced percussion amongst the spiraling synth lines and restless, ever-building grooves. Innervisions boss man provides two typically epic, stretched-out reworks - Vocal and Dub interpretations - that both sound like peak-time anthems in the waiting. While the acclaimed DJ/producer wisely includes some notable breakdowns, it's the driving feel of the groove and gradual increase in intensity that really impresses. Arguably best of all, though, is the Trikk Dub Mix, a deeper concoction that boasts looser tribal drum programming, traditional instrumentation and hypnotic tech-house electronics.
DJ-friendly full length tracks