Review: The Brighton boys return with another power-punch collection on their own label Ish Chat. Once again it covers the full spectrum and scope of their skills: Tracks such as "Stock Sound" and "Tough Linen" really do hit hard with their full-flavour basslines and spiked out dynamics while "Waiting For..." reflects their soulful, musical side and "AKA Yoob" takes us to the left of their creations with daring, bouncy experimentalism that sounds like no one else. Spectrasoul are smashing it this year.
Review: Brighton badboys Spectrasoul have been surprisingly quiet this year, with an EP of remixes of tracks from 2017 album "How We Live" marking their only previous release. This four-tracker, then, boasts their first new music of 2018. It's mostly pretty tasty, all told, with opener "Untitled Horn" slowly building via waves of horror-influenced electronics and disorientated female vocal samples before shuffling towards the dancefloor in a John Carpenter-goes-D&B style. "Faithful" is a deep and soulful roller rich in evocative male vocals, lilting piano and punchy drum hits, while LSB hook-up "Silence" is atmospheric liquid D&B blessed with melancholic orchestration and a punchy, snare-heavy rhythm. The EP concludes with the similarly minded "Like This", which retains serious dancefloor weight despite the cinematic feel of its grandiose production.