James Benedict - In Time and Place EP (Lucky Sun Recordings)

Lucky Sun Recordings return with the imprint's fifth release, the In Time and Place EP from Glasgow-based producer James Benedict. On the heels of recent hot releases on Savoir Faire Musique, House Trip Recordings, What Happens, and Delve Deeper Recordings, James brings the heat with these three new original tracks. "In Time and Place" delivers jerky house beats, spliced vox, and James's signature deep chords. "Midnight At Riverside" follows with punchy drums and percussion alongside hypnotic synths and pads. "Rockabeat" is a slightly more psychedelic affair featuring swung, staccato synths, and potent drums and bass adding to a driving feel that just keeps building.

The first remix in the package comes from Alvaro Hylander (DeepWit Recordings) who, in remixing "Rockabeat", contributes a lovely piece of deep house … his chords and bass line are to die for and there's a cheeky broken beat-esque middle section. Next, "Midnight at Riverside" is remixed by Nico Mendez (Underground Sounds / UM Records) who gets a bit 'out there' with shuffling beats, deep chords, and and an atmospheric breakdown. Top notch all around.

Tensnake - "Nice EP."
Colin Dale - "The original of 'Rockabeat' is the stand out for me here … top track!"
Vanilla Ace - "Good warm up cuts."
Johnny Fiasco - "Alvaro Hylander's remix is the one for me."
Leigh Morgan (Urban Torque / Fancy Human) - "Cool vibes on this EP … 'Rockabeat' is the pick here."
Phonogenic (Moodmusic / Turbo) - "'In Time And Place' soothes me …"
Ben Mono (Undertones Gang / Plant Music) - "Dope stuff … will definitely play."
Jaymz Nylon - "The sound quality is amazing … I'll give 'In Time And Place' a try."
Sebastian Davidson (Nightbird Music) - "Great pack!"
Tim Andresen (What Happens / Savoir Faire Musique) - "Well done. 'Midnight At Riverside' and Alvaro Hylander's remix of 'Rockabeat' are my favorites."
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - "Nice EP here … a little different from the norm."
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "I really like the bass movement here and the dreamy synths … a hypnotic mood."
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - "Groovy and tantalizing."
Mark Mac (The Sounds Collective) - "A very solid release from such an excellent label. All tracks have a great vibe but Alvaro Hylander's remix just takes it to another level and Nico Mendez's touch is also spot on."

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