Sweden's Aril Brikha has been steadily rising to prominence over the past few years, making waves with his unique blend of deep soulful melodies and samples fuelled by progressive (and often techno) beats. His latest four track EP is a great showcase to his a style as well as being a tribute to the Detroit scene of the 90's, an era which has clearly shaped his sound. The laidback sounds of the title track will fit nicely into an early prog set, while 'People Mover' has a techier approach, 'Cruise Control' is also a big one to get your ears around!
Connaisseur is celebrating a decade in the business and certainly doing it with style. This time around there's some great collaborations; check these out. Melodic, soulful and absolutely emotive vibes courtesy of Swedish legend Aril Brikha teaming up with Ireland's Chymera on "Nihari". Next, The Element teams up label head honcho Alex Flitsch on the deep, tunnelling and atmospheric progressive house of "Puma" which really has the label's classic sound in mind. Finally the mighty trio Of Norway, Linnea Dale & Preben Olram serve up the blissful deep house cover of Pornos For Pyros hit from 1993 "Pets" and what a fantastic tribute it is!