Review: More sunny side samplecraft gold as xxxy brings hotly tipped new gen mate Braga Circuit into the disco fold for more loopy, discofied grooves. "Take You There" is a masterclass in big symphonic loops and layering for momentum while Braga goes solo with more stripped back sultry vocal loops of "One I Got". Flip for two from the label bossman himself as "I Won't I Never" applies the percussive breaks with a classic vocal lick that keeps opening up further and further as the track progresses before "What You Do To Me" works us up into a fizzy slapbass frenzy finale. Sweet.
Review: Having launched earlier in the year via a tasty EP from scene stalwart XXXY, the Sour Edits crew has asked another experienced producer to deliver Volume Two. It marks the Astropical regular's first release of 2018 and contains a trio of notable cuts. Arguably the one for peak-time plays is A-side "Jazz With Some House Elements", a percussive affair that pits layered, almost tribal house drums against a booming bassline and surprisingly sun-kissed flute, guitar and electric piano motifs seemingly lifted from an old jazz record. That said, some may prefer the heavily chopped, DJ Sneak style disco-house pump of "The World's First Ambient Banger" or the fluttering Latin horns and bustling house beats of closer "Marianna Theme".