Ingredients alumni Monika returns to Soulvent with four more diverse heart-stoppers. "To The Light" sets the tone with light-touched arpeggios, cosy synths and a subtle sense of momentum that takes you unawares while "Double Down" plays the consummate contrast with savage jungle drums and a planet-bouncing sci-fi lead that triggers in all directions. More contrast can be found on the smoky, lolloping trip-hop breaks and dreamy jazz sheen of "Trash Talk" while "Beatnik" closes the show on a big tubular subby roller note that's not dissimilar to a young Culture Shock or Logistics. Yeah it's that good. Don't sleep.
Fresh from appearing on Hospital's "Hospitality In The Park" album and Soulvent's last "Soul Sessions" collection, Osaka's Mountain returns with two beautiful neo-liquid pieces. Both utilising vocal elements and harmonised human textures to dizzying, uplifting effect "Overheat" strides with big strings before bouncing with a cheeky bassline that sits somewhere between Bensley and early Camo & Krooked. "Poseidon", meanwhile, adds vibrant layers of colour with a vibe that's not dissimilar to Flume - sprightly, light-touched, imagination-arresting. Time to climb!