Review: Having initially made his name as an associate of the Visionquest crew, producer/trumpeter Greg Paulus has spent the last few years building up a quietly impressive catalogue of EPs. The City of Movements EP sees him appear on Freerange Records for the very first time via a three-tracker that's slicker and more densely layered than anything he'd done before. For proof, check impeccable EP closing cut 'Mr Lee's Trophy Theme', a gorgeous and immersive mixture of drowsy chords, slowly shifting electronic motifs, crunchy beats, meandering trumpet solos and eyes-closed vocals. Further proof arrives via classically bouncy deep house opener 'Breezy Point', where he speaks and sings seductively over dirty analogue bass and heavenly electric piano motifs, and the jazzy, soul-fired deep house warmth of 'Do You Love Me'.
Review: There's going to be plenty of heat surrounding this mix-up from hot US DJ crews Wolf + Lamb and Soul Clap, and it's easy to see why. As commercially released DJ mixes go, it's exceptional. Packed with fresh material and refreshingly eclectic, it sprints between tracks - both upbeat and downtempo - at a breathless pace. From sparse nocturnal house and Arp-heavy noughties boogie to dubbed-out grooves, space-age electro and sweeping cinematic instrumentals, this installment of DJ Kicks has it all. Hell, there's even a spot of pedal steel skank from Slow Hands. With a cultured, considered feel and all manner of unreleased audio delights from the Wolf + Lamb family, it's an outstanding hour of entertainment.