Review: As the title suggests, Terrence's Parker's first album since 2014 was inspired by the two constants in the experienced producer's life: his Christian faith, and the ongoing struggles of Detroit. Musically, it's an unashamedly retro-futurist affair, with Parker largely delivering a range of feel good tunes that draw heavily on techno, gospel, New Jersey garage and Chicago house. Highlights are plentiful, from the warm sci-fi ambience of "The Sabbath" and rich, late '80s soulfulness of "Transition", to the bubbly techno shuffle of "Let's Go" and the rush-inducing piano house stomp that is "Don't Waste Another Minute". "Latter Rain", which is served up in two distinctive versions - the beat-less, string-drenched soul of the "Hearing The Rain Mix" and the classic US garage skip of the "After The Storm Mix" - is also superb.
Review: Next up from EQ Why, we see a full-length powerhouse of an album project landing on Equalized, delivering us no less than sixty original creations, showcasing the full spectrum of footwork and juke music in 2021. We get the immediate impression this project is designed to be taken in via long-play format, with each track lasting, on average, between forty-five and ninety seconds, keeping the tracklisting lively and unpredictable as we cycle through. From the groovy melodic switch-ups and high-intensity drum chops of 'Letting You Back' and 'No Good No Good', to the more jungle-inspired synth sweeps of 'On My Lap' and futuristic, blippy electronics of 'Reflux', we hear this album dive left, right and centre, giving us an extremely interesting musical journey from start to finish.