Outboxx's eponymous debut album on Idle Hands, a luscious exploration of tactile deep house shot through with quiet, soulful warmth, was arguably the most overlooked full length of 2013. Here the Bristol duo change tack slightly, offering a bolder but no less deliciously glassy-eyed trio of tracks on Local Talk. "Planet Love" is warm, undulating and attractive, with choice vocal samples peppering a pleasingly sweet deep US house groove. "On My Own (Independence Mix)" goes further towards US garage territory, placing fluid chords atop a bustling, skipping, bass heavy groove. Finally, "Denim Dreams" impresses with its melodic intricacy, tactile keys, liquid synths and attractive top-range percussive touches. Deep house bliss, basically.
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