|1.||"Higher!" (feat Erik Rico) (6:00)|
|2.||"Escape Through Time" (7:26)|
|1.||"Higher!" (Byron The Aquarius remix) (6:13)|
|2.||"Spirit Of Harmony" (6:22)|
The productions of City Fly co-founder Ashley "Arthur Jr" Stevenson just seem to get better and better. "Higher!" marks his return to the Leicester-based label following outings on Better Listen and Kolour Ltd, and is unquestionably his strongest EP to date. The title track, featuring the sugary-sweet vocals of Erik Rico, is particularly good, boasting a near perfect balance between rolling electronic grooves, dusty samples and luscious soul-jazz instrumentation. There are plenty of highlights elsewhere across the EP, too, from the loopy, sample-house goodness of "Escape Through Time", to the smooth, jazz-flecked deep house breeze that is closer "Spirit of Harmony". Arguably best of all, though, is the deep, jazz-funk flecked revision of "Higher!" by fast-rising star Byron The Aquarius that opens side B of an essential EP.
Jonna (City Fly / Mysterious Works), Mark Forshaw, The Last Trip To Gandahar, Aroop Roy, Goshawk/Rhythm Plate, Chris Rhythm / RHYTHM TRAX, Darran P (City Fly / Myst Works), Better Listen Records, Tilman
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