With its hazy vocal samples, tactile riffs and touchy-feely melodies, "Slow Down" is the deep house equivalent of having your oily nether regions gently groped by the man or woman of your dreams. It's closer to deep house than nu-disco, if truth be told, but like most Kolour releases it sits somewhere between the two genres, bobbing along at a serious head-nodding pace. Frank Brooker ups the tempo a few notches on his deliciously deep late night take, while Ethyl explores the potential of vintage drum machines on his version. The EP also includes a brilliantly deep and melodic solo cut from Lokiboi, "Soul Twist", alongside a delay-laden tweak from Rhythm Operator.
A Russian living in London, Lokiboi, has clearly absorbed the cities underground dance history and sound (we'd put money on him being a fan of those 'Back To 95' warehouse parties). Not to put too fine a point on it, this guy really loves 90s garage and house. This is evident here on what is his biggest release to date: the latter prevails in the deep and tribal title track and in the campy New York-iness of "Love Saves The Day". Elsewhere it's all about deep, often melancholic London-centric retro garage. Back to '13!
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