Next on the agenda from Timo Maas’s Rockets & Ponies imprint is this cool, excellent piece of music that neatly defies expectations via a production that is both musical and forward-thinking. Driven by an impressively ‘real’ bassline which underpins the smouldering vocals alongside atmospheric keys plus shuffling percussion this sounds very much like a cut above the rest. Swayzak’s then supplies two remixes of ‘Next to You’ with the Deeper Mix re-imaging the original, while the Deep version adds a tougher twist for the dancefloor. The curiously titled ‘Lexical Syncopations’ follows fuelled by gritty drum breaks along with insistent voices and squelchy basslines, with a first-rate remix care of Mark Deutsche & Timo Maas lending it all a much deeper edge.
Release: December 12