Steve Eyre and Sam Souls are Andrenachrome, a production duo from Lincoln who has previously put out a string of solid EPs on Cut La Roc and Mario Di Stefano's Rocstar Recordings imprint. On "Wall of Silence", their latest missive for the label, the twosome continues to combine distinctive, alternative rock style vocals with deep, woozy and melodious house grooves. The track, which is available in both Vocal and Instrumental variations, is propelled forwards by a superb rising and falling bassline and sturdy by swinging drums. While not everyone will appreciate the vocal style, there's no denying the lusciousness of the spacey chords, gentle melodies and head-in-the-clouds electronics.
Beraber is a new alias of underground Amsterdam beat-maker Baris Akardere, a producer arguably best known for his blazed, hip-hop influenced work as Sotu the Traveller. For his first outing on hometown imprint La Freund, he unfurls a wonderfully evocative and life-affirming range of melodious deep house jams. There's a classic Ben Cormac feel to warm and starry opener "Sun Ritual", while "Ugly" wraps woozy, twinkling synth chords around a chunkier, analogue-rich groove. Check also the subtle electro rhythms and cascading synth melodies of "Introspect", the deep and jazzy shuffle of "Forest Rain" (a thing of rare beauty) and the first light rush of yearning closer "Sea Feels". Arguably best of all, though, is the dub-tinged breeziness and lilting positivity of Vincent Floyd's remix of "Sun Ritual".