Review: With a discography appearing on such labels as Ajunadeep, Lost & Found and Bedrock, Tel Aviv's Khen arrives on Lost Miracle with two deep and progressive tech house numbers full of subtle baroque sentimentalities. Radiating the balmy warmth of an Israeli summer's night - replete with the sound of cocktail glasses and powerful chords ("Out Of A Dream") - the producer centralises these two tracks around subtle eastern themed motifs and bigger musical inspirations that paint a picture of a mysterious arabian night somewhere deep within a mystical medina's dancefloor. Go there.
Forbidden Garden (Tim Green remix) - (9:00) 122 BPM
Review: Given his progressive house roots, it's perhaps unsurprising that Sebastien Leger's take on deep house tends towards the dreamy, melodious and evocative. His latest missivee, the "Skadi EP" on Lost Miracle, is as tuneful as you'd expect, though all three tracks are bolder and more rugged than many of Leger's other recent releases. "Skadi", for example, contrasts blissful, rising and falling synthesizer melodies with a thrusting, arpeggio-driven groove that tips a subtle wink towards rush-inducing progressive trance. Arguably even better is "Forbidden Garden", an epic chunk of driving ethno-house full of snaking Middle Eastern instrumentation, foreboding electronics, delay-laden drums, humid aural textures and densely layered percussion. Tim Green remixes, offering up a similarly extended, acid-flecked romp through intoxicating tech-house territory.