2-step uberlord MJ Cole still towers mightily over today's young generation of producers. This is because his talent far exceeds an ability to just mimic a currently fashionable sound. In fact it's the young pretenders who are aping the sound of his classic Crazy Love days. Cole, meanwhile has moved on to more adventurous ground: "Panoramic" features four tracks, three of which displays a stunning beauty and sophistication - all gentle electronic trickles, widescreen orchestration, shimmering vocal snippets and piano tinkles, and "Blood" acting as counterpoint by introducing some seriously dirty fuzz-bass and slammin UKF beats. Ahead of the game, always.