Kenny's pedigree and experience show, in that these tracks slot into a 'classic house' continuum nicely; at the same time he's not stuck in the past either, with the influence of more contemporary deep/tech sounds also writ large. Hence, by mixing the old and the new, the tracks here could find favour with a range of jocks. The Cut chops up the Flawless vocal to devastating effect; Sax Breath marries tuff, rolling beats with surprisingly little of the eponymous woodwind instrument but instead a nagging, repetitive synth hook; What We Must Become has a dreamy, almost proggy Balearic feel; Mayhem goes back to those driving tech-house beats but adds a seriously phat n' funky bassline; and finally Nickel-Plated brings the proper old-skool flavas with its Chi-town b-line and Loleatta sample, perversely making for something that should go down a storm in the current climate.
If the rest of the album's as good as the tracks here, it's gonna be a must-have.
Out: This week