Having tickled the fancy of a fair few DJs with last autumn's High Praise Edits release, Books is naturally keen to showcase original productions again. Hence this fine EP for the fast-rising Omena label. Title track "Sour Grapes" is our pick of the bunch, offering as it does a fine balance between dreamy, soul-flecked musicality and chunky, fireside-warm deep house grooves. Laurence Guy's remix of the same track, which reminded us of the hybrid deep house/broken beat/jazz-funk fusion tracks of 2000 Black, is also superb. The hits keep on coming elsewhere on the EP, too, with both sample-heavy, deep disco-house workout "Taking Care of Business" and the undulating, electronic audio sunshine of "The Spice Must Flow" both hitting the spot.
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