Review: Pittsburgh party-starters the East Liberty Quartet let loose with their biggest EP to date. Coming across like a US version of Crazy P, or Faze-O produced by Pharrell Williams, each of the cuts on here oozes a sultry electronic boogie that hints at the electro days of Tryone Brunson while embracing more modern house sounds that might hear on Defected or Big Love. Highlights include the soaring backing vocals on "Worlds Away" and the lusciously loose drumwork and squidgy keys on "Rays".
Review: Less of an EP, more of a mini album, there's a rich sense of consistency throughout this vibrant compendium. Authentic, funky and polished to a sexy sheen, nu-disco mainstay Jaz has nailed each and every vibe on this six-tracker. Highlights include the wonderfully sedate groove, sexy synth squiggles and slo-mo Will Powers flavour of "Cranmer's Beat", the frenetic guitar rhythm and emphatic vocal focus of "Took You" and the block-party busting Zapp & Rogers-style funk riff on "I Can't Dance". Dust off those Jaz hands, you're going to need them.