Soulstructure's new Origin EP delivers five slices of beautifully evocative atmospherics propelled by dynamic drum and bass hallmarks. Highlights include SoulStructure's jazz-flecked remix of 'Kyoto" and the live bass-boasting "Melody Is Life". Both are productions that hark back to the rolling and flamboyant early years of Hospital, and moreover, the EP is upbeat to the point of being euphoric without reaching the point of being cheesy, as you'll find on the skipping and melodious "Origin" and "Together".
Already two releases deep into the new year, Paul SG's Jazzsticks aren't messing around... Here we find Soulstructure updating his slowly-building body of work with "Brooklyn Belles". With sweeping orchestration, rugged amen rolls and a cheeky Gwen Guthrie sample and a turbulent switch midway, it's a genuine turbo love song. Label boss and longtime cohort Pulsaar follow in hot pursuit with a big string chase scene style roller. Jazzy, panicking but still majestic - it's quintessential Jazzsticks material. Don't sleep.