With this new four-track EP by Rai Scott the slowly emerging producer moves away from being the enigma that appeared on a split 12" with Brad Peterson that launched the Inner Shift imprint in 2012. And by the sounds on this EP, she's someone to be noticed. Preceding her forthcoming debut on Ornate, Scott provides another four-track called Reason to Smile for Inner Shift Music. It's the fifth release for the label this year and "We Love You" certainly earns its place as the record's A1; sweet and meaningful deep house. "Keep On" is a dubbed out, bassline driven tribal journey of drums and low-end rhythm completed by emotional chords that eventually takeover, while "Cats and Water" is on a funky, stripped-back and loopy '90s techno tip. And for some ambient fun that then turns house: "Sky In The Clouds" is a perfect B2. An exciting producer house communities worldwide should be talking about in the second half of this year.
Owen Jay (Batti Batti / Gauss ), Tomi Chair, Life Recorder, Dubbyman (Deep Explorer Music), Ethyl, Ernie (Minuendo Recordings), Gaetano Battista, Hernan Cronner, Bearweasel, Taelue, Rai Scott (Inner Shift Music), Petr Serkin, Jimini, Fog, Brad P/Inner Shift/Common Dreams, G-Prod, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, DJP (Soul Print Rec)
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