||1.||"Tower Of Love" (feat Paul Randolph - extended 12" mix)|
||1.||"Keep Me Down" (feat Angel Johnson - full length mix)|
Former Good Looking lynchpin and chief Japanese D&B exponent Makoto lifts two tracks from his third album Souled Out. Lead track "Towers of Love" expertly melds a soulful big band sound to the rhythmic template of drum and bass, sort of like Ronson choosing D&B as the destination of his next bandwagon jump, but, you know, good. Furthermore it features the iconic hollerations of Detroit musician Paul Randolph - whose tones have featured on any number of labels over the years. On the flip "Keep Me Down" burns with late melody before bursting into life, Angela Johnson's sweet harmonies drawing out a vintage rolling liquid groove.
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