Review: Not too often you'll hear a breakbeat on a deep house record these days but that's what underpins the excellent, dreamy 'Coast Line Thoughts' here, along with an M1 line you just wanna dive into and swim around in. If that's not working for you then Flabaire supplies a 4/4 remix, while the EP's completed by 'Pad Odyssey' - not convinced we really need to explain that one! - and, of course, 'Mind Motion' itself, another dreamy, late-night affair that, like the opener, refuses to be constricted by the 4/4 beat. Taking the EP as a whole, it's a quality deep house selection that's not afraid to take a few risks - what's not to like?
Flabaire & Siler - "Je Vais Bien Ne T'en Fais Pas" - (5:33) 110 BPM
Mud Deep - "Bill Morray" - (8:26) 80 BPM
Saint-James - "Time Paradox" - (4:07) 115 BPM
Security DJ - "Boaliketool" - (7:12) 130 BPM
Mandigo - "Les Maux De Mud" - (5:22) 140 BPM
Review: Parisian imprint D.KO has put out plenty of multi-artist EPs in the past, but few compilations that are quite as expansive as "Bircavia". We've not been able to assertain whether there's a theme, concept or specific reason for the appearance of the set, but in many ways it doesn't matter; the eight tracks are uniformly superb and that's reason enough to release a compilation. Highlights are plentiful, with standouts including the pulsating, funk-fuelled electro dreaminess of Aurele's "Numbers (featuring Amarou - V45 Vocoder Mix)" and Toke's "Ambavi", the deep and intergalactic drum and bass of Mud Deep's decidedly spacey "Bill Murray", the acid-flecked breakbeat mutations of Saint-James' "Time Paradox" and the ultra-deep and picturesque deep house hypnotism of Flabair & Siler.