A1. In The Groove
A2. Deep Sensation
B1. From The Pyramids To The Stars
B2. Industrial Life
A second release on D3 Elements for Raymond “RayDilla” Funnye aka Strong Souls, the man who kicked off the Detroit & Chicago focused label last year. Opener “In The Groove” has a loose and louche late night jazz vibe to its glowing chords and jumbled beats, whilst “Deep Sensation” is a sumptuous go slow delight with kick drums miles apart and golden chords and meandering synths draped over the top. On the flip, “From The Pyramids To The Stars” is an insular affair that pulls you right in; drums tumble with a tiny tribal tinge, pads are long tailed and the percussion is well defined, metallic and gently caresses your ears. Closer “Industrial Life” is the most dancefloor of the lot, with firm house kicks, a rugged bassline and beautifully designed little hooks dangling in mid air above.