Bristol producer Shanti Celeste has been making all the right moves of late, impressively developing her melodious and atmospheric take on electronic music via releases on Broadwalk, Secretsundaze, the BRSTL label she co-founded, and Washington DC's Future Times. Having contributed a killer chunk of tropical electro to the latter label's recent Vibe 3 compilation, she returns to the warm bosom of Max D and Mike Petillo's imprint for a full EP. It's predictably luscious and inviting, with "Being" showcasing a killer fusion of her usual urgent, undulating deep house grooves and the kind of vibrant synthesizer refrains that are so typical of the label's output (these come to the fore on the flipside ambient version). Also impressive is "Good Spirits", a melodious ambient-electro offering that rewards repeat listens.
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