James Dexter – Give Me More EP – Leftroom Records

There is plenty to get lost here as Give Me More leaves little room for doubt. An uneasy sense of occasion permeates this production and all at once sounds too tempting, dangerous, yet well informed. The music revolves around punctuating drums, loose percussion amid the edgy whir of synthesisers which collectively feel tantalisingly seductive. A first class piece of electronic music this is something you need to hear. Further numbers, Heist and The Pressure highlight an ingrained funkiness while probing at ingenuity via a selection of imaginative, creative sounds. That only leaves Shaun Reeves superlative reworking of the later to open up the space between the notes, revealing something altogether wonderful bouncing around the stereo.

Release: March 20



Los Pastores, James Dexter – No Rush – Inermu

The factor that unites both of these tracks together is the use of voice-overs resounding from history, transported into a new context. Beginning with the robust and deeper of the two is title track, No Rush which defiantly moves headlong into a timely sense of urgency with pounding House beats and bass igniting the stereo. Dont Know, on the other hand feels more brisk, brighter with insistent percussion flowing under tough basslines assisted by the looped ambience of voices along with a taught, highly charged dancefloor arrangement of moves and shakes.

Release: October 2