Review: Last year, Sophie "Willow" Wilson scored a surprise dancefloor hit with "Feel Me", which was one of the standout cuts on a superb multi-artist EP from Workshop. Happily, the four tracks featured on this debut EP proper for Workshop are equally as alluring. The Manchester-based producer begins with a chunk of spacey, R&B and garage-influenced deep house ("Track 1"), before fusing distant, stop-start percussion hits and heavy bass with her own sweet vocals on "Track 2". Flip for the fluid, soft-touch harp melodies and subtle drum rhythms of "Track 3", and the wonderfully deep "Track 4", which shuffles along hypnotically on waves of low-slung New Jersey bass, dreamy chords, and heart-warming percussion.
Review: It's a total joy every time the Workshop label releases a new EP. After all, they've only released the likes of Kassem Mosse, Lowtec and Even Tuell, among others, in their fine catalogue. This time, however, they've decided to spice things up and put out four tunes by lesser known but rising talents in the house-techno-electronic sphere. The mysterious Willow drops "Feel Me", a hazy, heads-down house joint; London's digi star Tapes comes through with a rather epic jam that is "Somebody's Baby" - Hard Wax themselves have branded it as 'special' - "Villager" by The Horn is a downtempo drum machine flex with moody pads, and meandyou's Herron drops the "Lost Track", a winding, chuggy dub-house cut that'll go down a storm in Manchester's Soop Kitchen! Another winner, quality guaranteed.