It would be fair to say that the latest missive from Doorly's Reptile Dysfunction label is rather large. It comes from all-new collaborative project Back Talk (AKA Doorly, Trroko and Tan Dem) and features trippy spoken word vocals from British Hollywood A-lister and all round geezer Idris Elba. The trio's original version of "Paradise" is a rolling, bass-heavy peak-time shuffler complete with "Good Life" style riffs and mind-altering electronic effects. It comes backed by a wealth of remixes and bonus versions, including a wonky, rave-influenced tech-house remix by Patrick Topping, a throbbing, bass-house tweak from Skream that's notable for its use of melancholic synthesizer melodies and a funkier, more disco-centric interpretation by Griff.
Those who enjoy the slick, tech-tinged deep house sounds of Blacky have not been short of material to gorge on this year. This outing for Gondwana is the producer's ninth EP of 2017 and arguably one of his best. After kicking off with the shuffling, slightly off-kilter beats and cyclical motifs of ultra-deep groover "After Twelve", we're treated to the sparse and bass-heavy "Midnight Feeling", which is as foreboding as it is impressively deep and drowsy. The producer's love of darting, skewed, early Floating Points style synthesizer motifs comes to the fore on the atmospheric "Sensational Groove", before Euggy serves up alternately melodious and heads-down remix of "After Twelve" that sits somewhere between delicate deep house and rolling tech-house.