Review: The ever prolific Chris Carrier teams up with Spanish outfit Rhythm & Soul for the fifth record on Jus Groove It, and as you would expect the tracks come on classy and nicely tripped out. "Fasten Your Seatbelts" leads the charge with its mechanical set of drums and subtle tones and FX making this a DJ tool par excellence, while "Pilote Automatique" holds down a more swinging groove while adhering to the same mantra of reduced, DJ-friendly production. It's not all strict club sounds though, as "Sphere#2" demonstrates with its abstract synthesizer loping as a pleasant finishing touch to the record.
Shintaro D - "Kohisikarubeki" (Mr KS remix) (13:07)
Review: The Jus Groove It label is, of course, all about deep house music, and who better to help them in their quest than Djebali? The French producer is on exceptional form with the reduced but utterly seductive remix of Rhythm&Soul's "Andromeda's Dream", making dubbed out melodics and a mean bassline do all the work to deadly effect. Shintaro D gets reworked by Mr KS on the flip, and things get a little freakier with some errant synth wobbles and a minimal groove making for a distinctive, ear-snagging end result. It's definitely a record of two halves, and fortunately both halves are excellent.