Scott Allen & Deeper Connection and Soulculture team up for a sterling collaborative EP on Soul Deep. Expect rattling breaks, jungle-inspired vocals, murming basslines and reggae samples a-plenty across the five-track adventure. "Badness" gets the party started with punchy drum rolls and reggae horns, before Soulculture's jungle riddim "No Heed Dem" kicks in, and then "Some A Dem" with its funky SFX. Scott Allen & Deeper Connection return for "Joke Smoker" with its firm beats and booming bass, and then "Run Away Soundboy" rounds things off.
This one very much does what it says on the tin, with a good dose of summer vibes wrapped up in some soothing atmospherics and light beats. Kicking off the four-tracker is "Let It Down" with its chiming beats, sparkling synth sweeps and enticing vocal hook; next is the title track "Summer Vibes", a more upbeat cut with a discerning dancefloor edge. "Stoned Love" changes the tone once more with hazy synths, pattering drums and a sense of mourning and then "Your Woman" rounds things off with some sultry, laidback loveliness.