Natural History boss man Anthony Collins gets all Chandler-esque on the clattering houser 'Feel Confusion', while 'Little Dip' is spacey and blissfully understated on the flip.
A band made up of a Japanese ex-punk singer, Swedish hockey player-turned-guitarist and a British hip-hop fan sounds quite an intriguing prospect, and the fact their EP is on Record Makers makes for even more reason to give it a spin. 'Fire' is a kind of down-tempo late nighter and Kasper Bjorke brings out a darker and more restrained feel in his remix, which is the best of the bunch included here.
Reminiscent of the glory days of St Germain, Chocky loops up some jazz and lays beneath a 4/4 and some unctuous bass to rather devastating effect. Toby Tobias goes dark on the remix.
'Stupid Poignant Shit' is the album Lee Scott is about to drop (following his excellent collaboration with Bill Shakes 'Grumpy Underground Comeback Shit'), and 'Sunshine' provides not only a great preview but also a fond, scabrous farewell to the season gone and the darkness coming. Magnificent miserablism on the mic but it's Ill's production that draws you back again and again to this, each element (bass, beats, very little else) gaining cumulative power precisely from what he DOESN'T do to them. Maximal minimalism at its finest.