The debut four-tracker from this Gloucester producer is a chewy Picnic of halfstep shenanigans — tough, rugged and raw, but with a nicely sculpted finesse.
While LTN’s original situated itself more on the more sugary trance spectrum, this rework from Vintage & Morelli swaps out the big melodic hooks for a more stripped-back drive, a pulsing tech house bassline and a smooth, glossy sheen of melody this time around, with it all dropping away for a proper progressive trance breakdown. Cleverly balanced in its appeal.
Existing on the hypereal peripheries of grime, Mr Mitch and his Gobstopper label continue to flex. And this two-track EP is a superb example of coming different. ‘Human Error’ is a sloppy, drugged-up episode. ‘She Was Loved’ is like James Blake on Prozac. I like.
NIBC's brilliantly stabby 'Love Lesson' gets further lessons in love from Ian Pooley, Hans Berg and Tuff City Kids (Gerd Janson and Lauer). The latter is quite superb.