Thus far, Anunnaki Cartel have only been releasing EP's, most of which have been collaborative efforts by Amir Alexander, Joey Anderson and Chris Mitchell, among others. This is their first LP and it's by Alexander himself, a man who is no mood to beat around the bush and gets his sound across right from the start of "Tight Situations". However, it's the album's slower and stranger pieces such as "A Virtuous Woman", "Love & Fear" or "A Child Is Born" which caught our attention! We'd never heard Alexander making more experimental pieces so it's refreshing to hear an artist so capable of making both hard-hitting floor music but also more docile and abstract sounds.
Parisian label Popcorn has pulled out all the stops on this latest release, roping in an impressive cast-list of established artists for a compilation style throw down. DJ Gregory steps up first, donning the now familiar Point G alias for an impeccably dusty, delay-laden trip into locked-in, late night deep house territory, before fellow veteran D'Julz subtly references is early 2000s releases on 20:20 Vision via the rolling, bass-heavy tech-house/deep house fusion of "About Time". Amir Alexander's contribution, "The Scent of My Desire", is alternately fuzzy, blissfully melodious and rush inducing, while British techno legend Aubrey serves up a spot of percussion-heavy deep house in the shape of EP highlight "African Song".
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