'Hello' is a cool, calm ambient track with melancholic piano chords which occasionally move into glimmers of hope, there's a stunning vocal from Else Born which makes this track unmissable. The 'NTEIBINT remix' has the twangs of Midwest country, almost bringing the vocal into the realms of ballad, before breaking down to a more familiar funky sound for the chorus, and for us is the standout of track of the EP. The 'Area dub mix' is instrumental and minimal; so serene it's almost meditative, absolutely beautiful. The EP also comes with the 'extended mix' and the 'instrumental' which do exactly what they say on the tin.
There's something about house legend Robert Owens' voice that makes you want to hug random strangers, often while spontaneously bursting into tears of joy. It goes without saying that his vocals on "Brighter Day" - the second single from London duo Horixon - turn the track from a solid slice of warm, Balearic deep house into a touchy-feely masterpiece. They arguably sound even better layered over rolling military percussion and long, drawn out chords on Hotflush regular Locked Groove's excellent remix (for the record, the same producer's "Marching Trumpets Dub" is also pretty darn tasty). Another vocalist, the "enigmatic" Jacques Teal (whose voice sounds eerily similar to Alexis from Hot Chip), features on the deeper, bittersweet "Great Things", which is a near perfect chunk of Balearic synth-pop.