Following a low-key debut on Exploited last year, Chris James and Lee Dearn bring their Purple Velvet project to Local Talk. "Sparks Fly" kicks things off, delivering an undeniably hazy, woozy and slightly fuzzy slab of atmospheric deep house built around a titanium-clad groove, darting melodies and fizzing synths. "Back on the Boulevard" is, if anything, even deeper, utilizing cut-up saxophones, wide-eyed chords and chunky beats to recall the classic jazziness of St Germain's impeccable Boulevard LP. Closer "Breathin", meanwhile, offers more calming jazziness, this time via baggy beats and twinkling vibraphone solos. Local Talk doesn't always get it right, but this is pretty tasty.
DJ-friendly full length tracks