Review: London based Lorca moves away from the eclectic, melodic style he's been known for and returns with a new sound and aesthetic. He is back with a smashing new EP that is dedicated to the memory of the legendary singer songwriter Eddie Kendricks, who sadly passed away in 1992. Said by the artist himself to be a change of direction since previous releases, this collection of smokey and dusted down deep house jams are on the soulful and jazzy tip: just splendid! Starting off with the dope and funky late night groove of "No Chains On Me" which has a Pepe Braddock feel about it, as does the feelgood B side cut "Intimate Friend" with its chunky bassline, swinging rhythms and emotive elements.
Review: The last EP on Londoner Lorca's Live Ones label came courtesy of DJ Windows XP, one of the most talked-about artists on the popular lo-fi house scene. On this follow up, he's turned to another rising star, Malmo-based producer Emile Sunesson AKA Sune. There's a genuinely celebratory, rush-inducing feel to bumpy, sample-heavy disco-house opener "The Way U Make Me Feel", while "Lingonberry Jazz" sees Sunesson wrap lilting horn solos and woozy backing vocals around a deliciously ambidextrous drum track. Elsewhere, "That Familiar Feel" is deliciously jazzy and bumpin' deep house, "Mimosa Kuriosa" is a dustier and dreamier take on swinging sample-house, and "Bring Some Tea" is a languid and luscious chunk of liquid deep house warmth.