Review: When the IT first started releasing music over 30 years ago, the project was a collaboration between legendary producer Larry Heard and singer/songwriter Harry Dennis. With Heard no longer involved, it has fallen to the equally legendary Ron Trent to produce this fine EP. Dennis is in fine form on the title track, speaking and singing over an ultra-deep and sensuous backing track rich in bubbly synth lines, dreamy chords and spacey electronics. Over on the B-side, Trent and Dennis dip the tempo on the blissful warmth of "Monterey (Album Version)" - all undulating synth bass, cascading pianos and conga-rich percussion - before showcasing their piano playing via the impeccable late night deep house loveliness that is "Aquatic Movement 1".
I Will Be There (Joe Claussell Cosmic Arts version) (10:03)
Till I See The Light (6:31)
Review: Ron Trent on the dials, Tkumah Sadeek on the golden tones; the dynamic soulful duo return to our boxes with the long awaited Joe Claussell remix of 2014's "I Will Be There". Free spirited and as musically lavish as you'd expect him to be; all the action is on the keys as he takes us to every cosmic corner of the dancefloor. Flip to the B for more bliss as Ron and Tkumah deliver a brand new one; the soft footed dreamy "Till I See The Light". Precision sunrise tune with Sadeek at her silkiest, it's another timeless piece of work courtesy of Ron's Future Vision.
Review: Given that almost every single Ron Trent record makes us feel toasty and fuzzy inside, it would be fair to say that "Warm" is a rather fitting name for the deep house legend's latest release. A-side "Night Ride" sees him get busy with a vintage drum machine, adding whispered vocals, colourful riffs, undulating synth-bass and chiming melodies to a distinctive rhythm track. It's every bit as delicious and enveloping as you'd expect, with flipside opener "On A Journey" offering a surprise Balearic diversion rich in sun-kissed guitar motifs, swirling chords and a tactile, slow-motion groove. The sunset-friendly fun continues on "Exhale", where rock style guitar solos are buried beneath shuffling samba-house beats and Trent's usual impeccable keys.