Byron The Aquarius – Leaving This Planet [EGLO56]

Byron The Aquarius makes his Eglo Records debut. The Alabama producer once again delivers something truly special, journeying through disco, jazz, acid, house and crashing 808’s. ‘Leaving This Planet’ is an EP of two halves. The A-Side bumps, with two bubbling house jams. whilst the B-Side sees Byron get loose over two freestyle jazz odysseys. Music for the mind, body and soul.

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Byron The Aquarius – Leaving This Planet [EGLO56]

Floating Points – Nuits Sonares / Nectarines [EGLO041]

Sam Shepherd has long been a master of the kind of ultra-deep, rolling, soft focus deep house that raises the spirits and soothes the soul. Even so, there’s something incredibly special about “Nuits Sonores”, the lead track from this EP. Based around a deep, tactile groove and blessed with rising synth solos, dancing acid lines and his usual fireside Rhodes antics, the track rises magnificently for 12 spellbinding minutes. As it progresses, further elements make their way into the mix, until it reaches the kind of organic deep house climax that makes even the grumpiest souls go weak at the knees. Flip for “Nectarines”, the kind of loose-limbed fusion of deep house sassiness, Detroit techno electronics and fluid jazz drumming at which Shepherd has always excelled.

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Floating Points – Nuits Sonares / Nectarines [EGLO041]

GB – The Abstract Eye [EGLO023]

New material from LA’s Gifted & Blessed, this time dropping on the UK’s Eglo Records under his The Abstract Eye guise. A man of many names, the ever illusive musician/producer/dj/director. With a fetish for analog hardware, drum machines and synths, GB’s sound techniques, range and versatility separate him from the pack.

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GB – The Abstract Eye [EGLO023]