We have a sneaking suspicion that Jacob Korn is going to be one of the unheralded underground house success stories of 2011. The Uncanny Valley man has already built up a bit of a reputation thanks to some seriously good releases on Dolly, Left of the Dial, Running Back and, of course, Uncanny Valley, but you get the impression that the best is yet to come. Certainly, this first solo release for Uncanny Valley is amongst his best work to date. "She" takes a satisfyingly detailed and musically complex approach to deep house. While it boasts some notable hooks - like the best dancefloor music - the production is far more intricate and densely layered than your average Germanic deep house cut. "Once Love" repeats the trick, building from a dark and atmospheric opening into something almost blindingly bright. By the time it drops into a snappy mix of drunken horns and quietly uplifting melodies, you'll be lost in its delightfully woozy, undulating groove. To compliment Korn's superb originals, there are two remixes of "She". Iron Curtis is up first, turning the intricate original into a delightfully melancholic slab of tear-jerking warm-up house. John Talabot rounds off the package with an excellent interpretation of his own, that strips back the crowded original before building into an intoxicating late night stew of spiralling organs, heady melodies and spooky stabs. It's arguably the better of the two remixes, and caps a near-faultless release.
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