Luke Jenner collaboration "Halo" is the latest track from Mugwump's Unspell album, to be given the remix treatment. The original, not included here, was a moody synth-pop chugger, blessed with a distinctive, impassioned vocal from Jenner. Mugwump joins forces with regular collaborator DC Salas to deliver vocal and dub interpretations, delivering even moodier, arpeggio-heavy grooves, Mascara-clad synthesizers and the kind of bottom-end chug that should appeal to fans of Weatherall and Johnston's A Love From Outer Space parties. Friendly Fires man Jack Savidge provides the other rework, delving into his box of tracks and coming up with a snappy, floor-friendly version that joins the dots between vintage Chicago house and bubbly nu-disco.
South East London four-piece Hejira made a big splash with their Matthew Herbert-produced debut album, 2013's Prayer Before Birth, and the same year's Floating Test collaboration with Floating Points. Here, they resurface on the latter and Alex Nut's Eglo imprint. The Name Surname EP is an altogether softer, dreamier set of tracks than their previous releases, but it's no worse for it. There's something wonderfully attractive about the emotion-rich vocals, subtle pianos and sparse electronic rhythms of "Pinter", while "Rhyme Or Reason" sounds like an inspired blend of smoky trip-hop and '60s psychedelic pop. That hint of psychedelia can also be heard on "Too Mean To Lie", while the title track is a yearning, sun-kissed delight.