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Glacier - Royal-T - Butterz

Tucked away on the boisterous new EP from grime maestro Royal-T is this powerful little breakbeat garage roller, skipping confidently from lush pads, mesmeric keys and elegant oriental flutes in the glorious breakdown to a full-on bass assault on the floor-shaking drop. Track it down and you'll be thanking me.

Belladonna - Rennie Foster - RF

Rennie Foster drops an excellent Detroit-inspired release. In its original format, 'Belladonna' features deeper-than-deep keys with brittle drums, while Foster works in an evocative vocal on the 'Nightshade Remix'. Nubian Mindz delivers a harder, slamming take that doesn’t lose the original track’s musical feeling. 

 
Just Back - Seth Troxler - Tuskegee Music

A thing of beauty from the man like Troxler, unleashed on Tuskegee Music, his endeavour with the Martinez Brothers which dubs itself a 'label of cultural heritage'. Grand ambitions indeed, but to be fair, this really is very good indeed. 'CZ' is a hypnotic, vibe-heavy groove, buzzing with tension. A track to lose yourself in. Over, there's 'Junkyard Tool', equally as substantial, with fuzzy piano stabs and a distant diva, hinting at nostalgia but in a most classy fashion. This is the way to do classic house, not just slapping the Robin S organ on everything and thinking you're clever.

Sweet Bitter Love EP - Keita Sano - Spring Theory

Inspiringly original stuff from Japanese producer Keita Sano, out of the San Francisco-Parisian axis that is Spring Theory. 'Once I Found A Diamond' is superbly wonky, a dirty synth bassline holding things down lest the wayward synths threaten to go feral. The ever-reliable Jacques Renault turns in an understated peak-time version. 'Sweet Bitter Love' is fucking brilliant, and that's perhaps the only way to properly describe it. It's an insane blend of disco and Latin calypso. 'Bouzouk' is house from the Orient. Oh, well done.