Review: A deep house V/A four-tracker here from French label Neo Apparatus that will appeal to the more purist/traditionally minded side of the scene. & My Mother Say kick things off with 'Agent 005', a looping, shuffle-y near-instrumental that's flecked throughout with funk guitar licks. Bajazo's 'Sacred Geometry' is an eyes-down, 4am kinda cut with perhaps a TINY hint of prog, while 'Kabar' from Freakiss is a drummier workout with both male and female vocal snips. Completing the package is Lotche's trippy, afterhours-friendly 'Outside', which has a distinct mid-90s New York vibe. Definitely one for the proverbial "heads"!
Review: Ivan Cattaud's deep house label Neo Apparatus bring us a three-track EP from fellow French producer Lotche, who hails from N?mes (the birthplace of denim). 'The Dusty Track' features a sampled disco/funk vocal and rides deceptively pacey 4/4s. 'Mosaique', in contrast, has shuffling drums and more of leftfield/jazzy kinda feel, with indecipherable spoken female snippets by way of a vocal, while the strangely titled '-2.0' heads deeper into the same territory and will appeal to nu-jazz/broken beat and deep house lovers alike. There's perhaps no obvious standout but all three cuts are very playable and will suit those who like it smooth 'n' soulful.