In Scuba's ever-deepening commitment to emotive tech house, Hotflush score a big coup in teaming up with Agoria for this EP of expansive big room beasts that know just as much about subtlety as brashness. The title track holds back in all the right places to create a palpable tension that simply builds throughout the track, without losing any of that all important presence, while "Make It Real" finds the French producer throwing down chunky chords for everyone to instantly latch on to. ESS delivers a remix of the latter that adds some crafty drum hooks into the mix and a little additional emotive synth work for an equally sizable dancefloor cut.
Agoria has enjoyed a long working relationship with Luxembourg-raised classical pianist turned experimental composer Francesco Tristano, having released a number of the latter's works on his Infine label. Here, they join forces for "Kick The Peace (part 2)", the highlight of a smart two-track EP for Innervisions. Woozy, intricate, musically complex and spooky, it impressively fuses Tristano's compositional skills and love of intertwining melodies with Agoria's shuffling grooves and techno influences. While an impressive piece of instrumental music, it's also got enough chops to work a dancefloor. The EP's other track, Agoria's solo effort "Scala", has more immediate dancefloor charms, not least some hustling, classic house drums, typical Innervisions build and some delicious piano melodies.