Review: Given that most of his releases have been collaborative affairs with one like-minded producer or another - most frequently Lee Berridge - it's little surprise to find that Lost Desert's latest EP is another one built around joint productions. Berridge naturally lends a hand on epic opener "Welch" - little less than nine minutes of tactile, warming and ethereal dancefloor - before he moves in a darker, tech-tinged direction alongside Simon Vuarambon on "Earth Before Humans". Bona Fire collaboration "No Strings Attached" is a percussion-rich shuffle infused with glassy-eyed, watching-the-sun-come-up-at-a-rave nostalgia, while "That Moment & You", co-produced by Amand, confidently strides towards hypnotic tech-house-meets-deep house territory. There's also a neat digital-only bonus in the shape of Lost Desert's stirring, progressive house style remix of DSF's "Mystika".
Review: There's been enough variety and musical detail across Prequel's EPs for Local Talk, Distant Hawaii and Rhythm Section International to suggest that the Aussie artist would be capable of delivering a devastatingly good album or two. Love Or (I Heard You Like Outbreak), his first attempt at a full-length excursion, largely delivers on that promise, delivering an attractive blend of dusty samples, dreamy instrumentation, immaculate beat programming (think hip-hop, deep house, Latin beats, bruk, dancefloor jazz and low-slung disco-funk) and plenty of vivid aural colour. It's a winning combination, with highlights including the peak-time disco-jazz of 'I Tried To Tell Him', the ultra-deep jazz-house epic 'And That's The Story of Their Love', the Latin-bruk haziness of 'Love Is' and the thickset jazz-meets-dancefloor hip-hop flex of 'I'll Never Stop Loving You'.