LA's Nicky Benedek is back, thankfully, as it was about time we received some feel-good summer vibes from the producer, an artist who is as comfortable making lo-fi house as he is tooled-up boogie and psyched-out future-disco! He's up on Second Circle this time, the Music From Memory offshoot, with the bumpy, jazz-minded sounds of "Earlyman Dance" leading the EP in fine style; the original itself is followed by a deeper, more off-kilter rework from Canyon. "MACA" is another magnetic arrangement of electro bass, sparse analogue beats and Benedek's trademark hypnotisms, which follow through in dubwise motion on "Tengu's Mystery". "Sixtern" is more of a beat track, laying down some rough sample beats and hazy melodies, while the Hedonistic mix of "Sub Terra" provides a cleaner, more suave house gem to take this highly recommended release to a close. Wonderful, modern house music.