youANDme – French EP – Kwench Records

Always exciting to hear youANDme’s exhilarating productions and this latest for Cassy’s imprint is not an exception to that theory. Put It Back joins the words soulful and emotional together with the language of the dancefloor creating compelling, thoughtful music that will always have a place here. An Instrumental follows if for some reason you find the vocals difficult, and is in turn proceeded by the crunchy, grainy drums informing the uncompromising Slonk – an addictive excess of sonic adventures that you might just find yourself lost in. The tougher, more brutal architectures of Info finalise the plan via Detroit styled stabs, twisted bass and an abundance of steamy, late-night possibility. And all contained in one release.

Release: May 3

youANDme feat. Heidi – Orange Skin EP – Gruuv

Behind schedule. But bang on time. I’m reviewing this latest gem from youANDme post release simply because life doesn’t always allow for being precise. Though never mind that, it sounds as vibrant last week as it does this and will no doubt continue to do so ad infinitum. Stare at the artwork. Does it remind you of anyone? Or is that just me. Raw, loose fitting drums add fuel to the fire as throbbing bass plus gritty stabs ignite what is essentially first- rate, audibly fiery House Music on Common. Audiojack supply the remix which feels that bit more energised reworking the elements into a differing and very satisfying conclusion. Meanwhile, Orange Loop sees Heidi enter the frame as tough edged rhythms are underpinned by tribal flavoured beats plus suitably atmospheric keys, again adding grit and grain to the sequential electronics.

Release: April 6