Hometown boy Barrientos - a 23 year-old producer born to Chilean and English parents in the US, but now living in Scotland - drops his biggest EP yet on Glasgow Underground. While it's his more obviously peaktime tracks that will get most plays - see the mid '90s New York darkroom styles of "And Uh" and the garage-influenced main room hustle of "On My Mind" - it's the EP's more Balearic moments that hit home hardest. The largely beatless "Eventide" is particularly delicious, but it's the nine-minute, rush-inducing "Los Suenos" that really impresses. Slow, deep and melodic, it has a similar feel to the timeless Balearic house classic "Sueno Latino". You can't get a greater compliment than that.
Shir Khan's Black Jukebox series rolls ever onwards, in the process serving up another bumper selection of groovy house cuts built around extensive disco samples. This 15th edition begins with a pair of collaborations between Illyus and Barrientos: the disco goes stadium house pump of "Camel Brotha", and "Just Bad Shit", where the duo teases out a killer groove before whipping off the shirt and going disco crazy in the closing minutes. In contrast, Purple Disco Machine and Lorenz Rhode's sunny filter disco jam "Birds" feels breezy despite its' loopy construction, while Danye S's contribution, "In The Streets", is hazy, blissful and soft focus. Its' glistening guitar lines are particularly delightful.