There's a big difference between the minimal sound that Catz n Dogz first rose to prominence with a few years back and the approach that they have chosen for Lenonki. "Professor Nice Love" starts off as a deep, building house groove, but its swirling chords go down a psychedelic route, leading to a trippy break down and later still a time-stretched bassline. The link to 2-step/speed garage becomes more pronounced on the dub version, where acid riffs compete with a rude sub-bass. "Mass Confusion" with its stepping rhythm and exhortation to move your body, completes this most unexpected of transformations.
On their latest release, Catz N Dogz team up with a true house legend. Robert Owens has been the voice of many classics over the years and on "Fine Feeling", he lends his breathy tones to a deeper than usual approach from the Polish pair. Underpinned by rasping percussion and organ keys, Owens' velvety vocals imbue the track with a real soul. On "Factory Settings", the pair hook up with Joseph Ashworth for quite a different collaboration. Stripping back the rhythm and laying down an insistent, tracky arrangement that is full of reverberating percussion, it sees Catz N Dogz at their minimal best.