The German duo, Native Rush, get picked by Dutch types 4Lux to release their ‘Permanent Departure’ EP. Introducing six tracks of quality deepness, with opening gambit “Stargazer” a promising start, characterized by an ever swirling central melody of soulful keys, it’s deep house at it’s most sultry. The tone is set here and carried on through the release, with “Covered Blanket” delighting thanks to swinging syncopation, light key stabs and heavy melodic phasing. Elements of techno slickness seep through the gaps of the warm piano refrain that dominates the title track and is more evident in “What We Do”, with crisp hits offsetting the heavily phased spectral vocals and dramatic strings. A glacial rush hits on “First Glance”, the highlight of this release with heavy Detroit synth washes and spoken word samples complementing the subtle pads and barely audible hi-hats.