The last release of the year reveals a significant capture for Boe in the form of Soul 223. “Eastern Promise” is a fine balanced EP covering deep sample based jams, spacey disco grooves and sunshine laden strings. “Age Of Peace” is a quirky cut with loose shakers and light percussion over a slap bass and soft warm chords. It’s topped off with some crazy synth FX lead work to round into something reminiscent of Herbert and Moodymann combined. “Wide Open Spaces” is well textured and deep. A gorgeously put together bassline, sweeping chords cushioned by cavernous reverb and crunchy disco beats make this a real late night groover. On the flip side, “Hand In Hand” is an instant Balearic classic with loose drums and a string pattern drenched in sunshine and golden sand. The strings sweep in and out as subtle voice samples add depth to the harmony. “In Motion” is a simple but incredible catchy rolling groover. It’s relentless bongo pattern and snappy snares and kick are infections to the core as the drums roll on and the sweeping chord stabs come in. The EP finishes off with the “Hand In Hand” (Reprise), using the same strings as its parent cut but with more FX to make it a great DJ tool.