Patrick Lopaski's "Common Grounds" was one of the highlights of Politics Of Dancing's recent split E.P, so hopes are naturally high for this first appearance on Julien Sandre and Konstress's Blindbox imprint. There's a glitchy, Herbert-ish swing and bump to opener "Bon Voyage", with cut-up textures, solos and melody lines combining well with a garage-influenced groove. This latter element is emphasized further on the accompanying SIT remix, which includes a bolder, heavier bassline. Lopaski expertly blends two-step, tech-house and swirling deep house on flipside cut "KD-07", while closer "Q Division" sees him move further towards early noughties Chicago deep house territory.
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