Transsistor is one of the finest vocal-tinged house releases this year. The title track squelches and grooves in an irresistible manner, and when the breathy 'hey hey' vocals kick in, it is reminiscent of vintage Terry Francis tech-house. But the killer cut here is "Miss You". Over a rolling groove, tight, clipped drums and a bassline that can only be described as predatory, the unnamed female vocalist offers a seductive, lusty narrative to listeners. It makes for a compelling combination and by contrast, "Sorrow" sounds positively innocent. Featuring a mid-tempo rhythm, it boasts melancholic synths and breathy vocals. However, it shows that Pol On has a head for songwriting as well as track-making - and both skills come together on Transsistor.
More pristine deep house from Jimpster's Freerange imprint here. This time, Polish duo Pol On deliver the goods with two original tracks alongside a Salvatore Freda remix. The title track powers forward but keeps a warm sound through layers of synths and soulful vocal. "2 Be" is more driving, with a heavier beat and punching bass. Freda's remix is a light hearted, disco tinged workout.