Sassy, well polished funky house Naples-style here, as Ciro lays down two sunshine-vibe originals. "I Need You" puts full focus on the vocal sample craft. Dreamy and warm, they create a rich framework for the sparkling synths beneath. "Underground Vibrations" is all about the synth riff. Straight outta Chicago circa 93, chopped vocal textures are laid deftly over the insistent hook. Remixes from Alex Agore and James Johnston ensure this package is felt in all corners of the house. We need this.
German label A Friend In Need, has amassed a very strong back catalogue of deep house/disco fusion jams in a just two years. Here they present new works by a variety of artists and again quality is paramount. Toefflinger delivers some smooth and emotional vintage sax-garage vibes on "That's The Way", Thomas Steiler drops some rumbling bass and hazy synth layers "Keep Dancin" and "Instellar" by Ciro De Gais is all about the suspended strings and Pettibone-style machine gun snares. Lastly Gregory Dub's "Closer" literally closes the EP with a kind of fusion of elements from all the above.