Simbad Stanislas has appeared on GAMM under numerous aliases over the years, including Marathon Men and SMBD. It's the latter he turns to for this follow-up to May's much-loved Summer EP. Like its' predecessor, Autumn boasts a trio of tracks that blur the boundaries between re-edits, mash-ups and original productions. The Gilles Peterson favourite kicks things off with "Supreme Flava", a chunky and bass-heavy bounce through jazzy deep house pastures that boasts sneaky samples from Craig Mack's "Flava in Your Ear", before charging into dusty peak-time disco territory via a fine rearrangement of JKD's "Dream Machine". Finally, he rounds things off with arguably the EP's standout moment - a wonderfully evocative and musically rich re-edit of Kleer disco classic "I Love To Dance".
Given his long production history and love of soulful, jazz-fired dancefloor flavours, we were rather surprised to find that this marks Simbad's first appearance on BBE. He's got company, too, with the stylish vocals of regular collaborator Emilie Nana providing a focal point throughout. "Wild Sensation" is a bustling Chicago house jack-track, with Nana doing her best impression of Robert Owens over clattering machine drums and a killer bassline. Arguably even more potent is "The Reign of Obsolete Technology", an even more up-tempo workout that thrillingly utilizes fizzing electronics and rich electrofunk synth chords amongst the bustling drum machine hits. Simbad's Dub of the same track is the pick of the remixes, though the jazzy, UK garage-influenced bounce of Crowdpleaser Hothaus's take on "Wild Sensation" is also addictive.