Review: Two years after they offered up the first part in the "Retrofitted Future" series, Primary Perception partners Mahy and Nichel Cruz return to Slow Life with volume three. They hit the ground running with "Valis", a crunchy romp through bold analogue bass, twisted acid lines and spacey electronics, before bouncing their way through more melodious, warm and ear-catching territory on the aptly named "Sci-Fi Jazz". Side B boasts two versions of "Funky Emotions" - the low-slung, bass-heavy and decidedly futuristic original mix and the altogether deeper and dreamier "Break mix" - as well as utterly gorgeous ambient track "Space Is An Ocean".
Review: Since making his debut six years ago, Sergio Moreira has released countless singles exploring his personal take on drowsy deep house and left-of-centre electronic futurism. Because of that, this debut album feels long overdue. From start to finish, it feels like the set of a producer comfortable in his own skin. While many will be dazzled by the three-part suite at the centre of the album - "Bring Back The Night", which subtly twists and turns over 15 warm, glassy-eyed minutes like a breakbeat-sporting deep house version of a classical epic - there's plenty to set the pulse racing elsewhere. Highlights include the bass-heavy, breakbeat-driven peak-time dubbiness of "One Last Thought", the Motor City techno electronics and shuffling bottom end of "Controlling Transmission" and the hazy opener "From Here To There".
Review: Slow Life staple S.Moreira continues his explorations into evocative and futuristic Motor City themes on a new EP accompanied by the SL collective's visual designer Indi Zone aka Santi Uribe - making his second foray into production since SL008. "Santergio & Sergiago" sees the pair create some truly sublime tracks: from the mesmerising, psychedelic electronica of "Space-A-Nova" reminiscent of John Beltran or Neil Ollivierra's seminal works. They're then joined by Israeli bassist Yonatan Levi, who some of you may know from his collaborations with minimal veteran Bruno Pronsato, who contributes to the lo-slung hi-tech jazz of "Hazed" and the particularly chilled-out "Kalimojo On The Rocks".