Review: A shining light on the East Midlands house scene with Rhythm Plate, YSE has been carving more of a solo niche of late. His thing is woozy and bassy off-kilter house, and on Never/Forever he does this particularly well. The title track is the most conventional on here: all deep and retro 90s house vibes and the dreamy and emotional gospel grooves of "The Sky Fell Out" is an EP highlight. Elsewhere "The Beautiful Dream" is a skippy bleep-fest and "What It Means To You" wraps things up with scattershot brittle beats and dubby rhythms.
Review: East Midlands producer Ant Plate (he of Rhythm Plate and YSE fame) dons his lesser-known YSE Saint Laur'ant moniker for a second outing on Whiskey Disco (his first dropped in 2012). As you'd expect from someone with a such a rich history of joining the dots between deep house and disco, the Swimwear EP delivers a quartet of breezy, positive cuts that should suit DJs in both styles. There's some smooth, soul-flecked grooves in the shape of "Never Be", a brilliantly wide-eyed slo-mo chugger ("Forever Mind", complete with classic AOR vocal samples), a thrilling exercise in low-slung disco house dirtiness ("Bozwa Locks") and an hypnotic, slowly unfurling chunk of dreamy deepness with quirky blue-eyed soul samples ("Walked in the Room").