Whether operating within house or techno, Motor City producer Patrice Scott's productions are always shot through with the warmth of machine soul. "Chasing Dreams", the lead cut from the producer's first outing on Italian imprint Neroli, is a perfect example. Dancefloor chops are provided by a rolling drum machine rhythm, while life-affirming positivity comes via Scott's canny use of spacey chord sequences and fluid, Larry Heard style piano motifs. It's a simply sumptuous track. It comes accompanied on side B by the deeper and woozier "Remember When?", where gentle pianos cluster around a bubbly electronic bassline and brilliantly stereo panned percussion, and the lingering synth solos and spacey electronics of hip-hop tempo slow jam "New Day".
Alex Attias, Matt Pond (DeepSystems), Patrice Scott, Dj Prophet, ISOUL8 (Volcov), Juno Recommends Deep House, Fred P Black Jazz Consortium, Dee Brown (Creak Inc.), Titonton Duvante (Residual), Vincent Floyd, Stephane Attias
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