Haze itself kicks off the EP, a lovely mellow deep groove with (US) garage-y overtones that'll please older househeads no end (or at least it does this one). Downbeat, despite the title, is actually a little more upbeat, though it's still pretty mellow and as such best suited for warm-up or afterhours play. Chill Spot, oddly, tuffens up the beats another notch, but counterpoints the more energetic rhythms with a luxuriant and dreamy overall feel, while finally Are The One starts out with tough, no-nonsense kicks but gradually introduces more musical elements, including floaty, disembodied female vocals and some classic Jersey-style organs.
Again, then, there's nothing hugely innovative, pioneering or paradigm-shifting going on here, but these are four classy house/deep house cuts for lovers of the classic groove. And you can tell 'em Russy D said so!
Out: This week
About: Seems ages since I heard from Four Fingers Hand, who used to feature on here quite regularly. Don't know if they've had a bit of a break or what but anyway, welcome back guys! Here's their Facebook page.