Despite the season that's in it, there is little on this mini comp that's particularly Christmas party fodder, and frankly we're not complaining. Instead the vibe is all about depth and dancefloor contemplation. John Kaseta starts by remixing DJ Assam's "Rowdy Hope" into a moody house grind complete with atmospheric effects. Elsewhere the pair team up the deep, skippy shuffle of "Back Quality" (also remixed into a raw, minimal warehouse slammer by Times Are Ruff) and the spaced-out techy jam, "Kord Dreyer".
Johan Kaseta has been part of the Lehult family from the very beginning, playing his part in numerous collaborative EPs. The Efora Land, though, is his first solo outing for the well-regarded deep house label. Given the opportunity to impress, Kaseta duly drops a quartet of tracks that steadfastly refuse to settle on one groove for any length of time. Contrast, for example, the quiet positivity of loose deep house shuffler "U Timmi", the musically expansive dancefloor melancholy of "No Same Time", and the experimental, dub-flecked electronics of "Erefora Steps". While each of these three tracks has a similarly loose and, at times, lo-fi feel, each offers something stylistically different.
The young Lehult imprint drops its second outing and it's a collaborative effort by an equally young and fresh-faced house loving trio. Liem & Eddie Ness offer two club-ready bombshells, "Bassforce XXL" and "M-Trax", with the former being deep and subby while the latter bumps and grinds its way across starry melodies and a distinctly funky vibe. Lastly, Eddie Ness teams up with another newcomer Johan Kaseta for the title track "Let's Get Playa", a downtempo lounge house number for the meditative, cocktail-induced moments.
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