Review: Keeping up their regular and on point release schedule, French outlet D3 Elements now looks to a DJ and producer from the southside of Chicago. Ellery Cowles has been making unique house sounds since the mid 1990s as well as being a respected DJ who is revered across the States. His music has come solo as well as in collaboration with the legendary likes of Ron Maney, Roy Davis Jr and Brian Harden and Cowles has released on labels like DaFunk, Hybrid and Hizou Deep Rooted Music. Up first is Inner Force, a widescreen house tune that exists on the outer edges of our galaxy. Lush pads bring a 90s feel as twinkling keys and cosmic melodies expand out in all directions. The mid tempo drums are groovy and warm and the result is truly spiritual. Shell then flips the script and is a slick acid tune where a lone 303 rips away above a rubbery drum and crisp clap. It's zoned out and hypnotic and will lock in any floor. Crook-Ed gets back to a cerebral headspace with gorgeous and golden pads and sonorous, rich chords that are soft yet urgent. Distant acid adds texture to what is otherwise a super smooth and serene deep house cut direct from the heart of Chicago.