Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Salary Boy, the Mall Grab protege who, like money, never sleeps. Here, the financially astute superhero finally gets his chance on his mentor's Steel City Dance Discs label following promising outings on Astropical and Shadow City. Opener "Back", a gloriously cheery, hot-stepping house cut built around chunky bass and carefully chosen disco and hip-hop samples, sounds like a theme tune to his financial misadventures, while fellow A-side cut "Echo" wraps sunny synth riffs and sunset electronics around a two-step influenced deep house groove. All superhero movies build to a breathtakingly positive conclusion, and our hero does, too, with B-side "The Illusion" peppering a bouncy, U.S garage style rhythm track with similarly funk bass, cut-up vocal samples and some seriously poignant piano lines.
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