Review: Fokuz bring us a five course musical dinner from D&B chef Scott Allen, who together with Deeper Connection, Duoscience and Twisted Facts, serves up some lush new flavours to cleanse the palette. "Close Encounters" is all sombre piano keys, tripping breaks and gentle liquid funk, whilst "If I Were Your Woman" goes in with a throbbing b-line and weight subs; "Street Of Gold" pairs clip-clop beats, horns and discordant keys in a smoky, sultry nodd to the jazz era. "Summer Rains" is the most straight up D&B track, reminiscent of the early noughties, and the Brother remix of "Primitive" brings the EP to a close.
Review: Duoscience is part of the Brazilian crew and alongside the likes of DJ Marky, DJ Patife, Alibi and others, these South American maestros know exactly how to craft a rolling D&B beat. It's just the one track on this release, via M Ocean, but it's easily enough, with a pacey and energetic drum section forming the core of the track. Creeping pads squeeze in ambience round the sides, while flutters of bass oscillate in and out, adding depth and keeping the arrangement interesting. Lovely tune, old school style.