Review: If you like your deep house on the soulful, jazzy and dreamy side then you're in for a treat with this two-track EP, which sees Prescription veteran Nicholson teaming up with in-demand keyboardist de Clive-Lowe. 'Yeah Yeah' sadly isn't a Georgie Fame/Matt Bianco cover but instead a freeform excursion that uses filtered piano chords as the foundation for an ultra-jazzy workout with shufflin' drums and a wigged-out (Farfisa?) organ line, while 'Another Story', with its squelchy bassline and gently tinkling ivories, is perhaps more one for late-night play than the dancefloor, but equally impressive. A fine team-up from two very respected players.
Review: While our French is perfunctory at best, "Soleil au Reveil" roughly translates as "The Sun Rise". It's an apt description for this jaunty slice of Afro-influenced aural sunshine from Parisian duo DjeuhDjoah and Lieutenant Nicholson. The slightly broken rhythms have echoes of Bob Sinclar and company's legendary Africanism series, while the undulating synths, warm keys and quirky vocals give the track a loose, baggy feel. It's the sort of record we'd like to play somewhere hot and sunny, while slightly refreshed punters bob around in the sea. There's a slightly punchier radio edit for those with short attention spans, but the four-minute original is where it's at.