Review: 18 months have passed since Quintessentials introduced us to the Enjoy Your Cuppa series of multi-artist EPs. This second selection of armchair/sofa/hot beverage-friendly tunes is undoubtedly long overdue, though we won't be too critical as the music on offer is as potent as strong black coffee and as relaxing as a nice pot of herbal tea. For proof, check out Saine's jazzy, musically intricate and sample-rich opener, 'Love Music', or the analogue-heavy hypnotism of Andy Ash's deep-and-dark 'Bread'. Those looking for something a little more enveloping and comforting should head for the bluesy, laidback jazz-house sweetness of Jank's 'All Be Free', while Decent Rides' 'Low Grav' sounds like a beefed-up tribute to Floating Points' early deep house works with a dash of Pepe Bradock's 'Deep Burnt' mixed in.
Review: Italian beat masher Horny Andy comes with a lethal pair of hardcore breakbeat/electro bangers on his latest single for Young NRG. "Love" is deeply interwoven set of bent bass hits, twisted leads and acapella shots all wrapped around a UKF-esque basement rhythm. "Broken Minimal" follows suit with some sharp distortion stabs and bubbling bass all tied to a dark and minimal soundscape.