Review: House DJs who were active in the early 2000s may well remember Junior Jack, a Belgium-based Italian who delivered a string of dancefloor hits for labels including PIAS and Defected. Astonishingly, it's been 12 years since the release of his last single, making this new EP a genuine comeback. Title track "Organic" is busy, bold and bustling, with retro-futurist organ stabs, layered hand percussion hits and trippy electronics riding a heavy bassline and bouncy house drums. While clearly peak-time ready, many will prefer the jazzy, funk-fuelled house wiggle of "Rich Man", whose looped samples and twinkling electric piano motifs are undeniably alluring, or possibly the Mr Oizo acid riffs, bleeping electronics and bombastic beats of mind-altering closing cut "Tweety".
Review: London-based pop house sensation KDA returns, fresh of the success of his last hit "The Human Stone" featuring Angie Stone. He is a producer who for decades lurked in the shadows of London's underground elite, before taking over the radio airwaves in 2015. He goes down a deeper, darker and dirtier route here with the moody and syncopated rhythms of banger "Drip Feed", the brooding and thunderous toms of "NYC" features soundbites of nightlife icon Amanda LePore, while the deep and evocative vocal-led tune "Scars" features Waterson and another absolutely booming collaboration in the form of "No One Watching Over Me" featuring Saint Saviour.