Chapter One opens with a Roland Juno 6 delicately arpeggiating it's way into our hearts, warming our souls for the tales of deep house to unfold. Razor sharp drum machine programming with a classic touch gets the momentum going while haunting rhodes-esque chords repeat over and over pushing listeners into infinity. The overall tone becomes quite optimistic when tense layers of strings and cinematic pads rise above the palette of sound.
Chapter Two immediately takes us to a parallel dimension. Another take on Chapter One? Perhaps. This time around Runaway shows it's East Coast influences with horn stabs and sparkling key flurries. It's beauty is tear shedding in the best possible way and it's glare of frequencies becomes impossible not to look at.
Chapter Three. As we turn the page, and flip over the vinyl. Runaway meets a new collaborator in crime, Samn! They quickly find themselves reminiscing over the good ol' days and how producers like Marc Kinchen made feel-good 90's dance music by mastering the Korg M1 percussive organ. Nostagia always comes through.
Chapter Four closes and finds us landing on thoughts of loved ones soaking up Caribbean sun beams far from home. Vibes that would make Sly and Robbie proud for sure. Slow and easy.
Published: 5th July 2011