Australian producer Loure received plenty of props for last year's Westside Movements EP, an impressively dusty, soul-flecked and assured debut EP on Noire & Blanche. Happily, this follow-up for Apparel Music is every bit as strong. He begins with the sumptuously jazzy, eyes-closed New Jersey deep house vibes of "Smooth Talk", before mixing up crackly spoken word samples, muted jazz horns and dreamy, Andres style grooves on "Mutual Motion". Then Saine's "Smooth Talk" remix brings some rubbery, bass-heavy, sample-heavy grooves and immaculate, electric piano-fired breakdowns, before finishing for the life-affirming synth strings on the almost overwhelmingly rush-inducing brilliance of "Needs". Loure is clearly a star in the making so don't sleep on this one.
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