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London based producer & DJ, Books comes through on Omena with an EP that follows on from his acclaimed "Feel It In My Bones" & "High Praise Edits Vol.1" - both released on XVI Records and receiving widespread praise from the likes of Gilles Peterson, The Black Madonna, Sassy J, Moodymann, Ashley Beedle, Lefto and last but not least Omena's very own Tooli.
On "Sour Grapes", Books showcases his deft touch and effortless way with samples, instruments, and the house music mindset. A conga-driven deep house burner with just the right amount of shake, rattle and roll.
"Taking Care Of Business" sees soul and disco inflections deposited onto another frenetic house groove; reminding me of that classic GAMM, Kolor LTD or Local Talk sound.
Laurence Guy, raised by Chi-town strippers and Prince records, works the title track into a warm, fizzy, broken beat mellower, with red-hued keys, powerful bass and organic perc; it perfectly fits that late afternoon, early evening vibe when excitement and tension are slowly building up to a massive climax of emotion.
Finally, Books give us one more OG - "The Spice Must Flow", which finds the producer conjuring up more atypical perc lines to power the meandering Rhodes and gentle strings. A lovely ending to this soul drenched house EP definitely recommended if you like the warmer and funkier end of the spectrum.
A1. Sour Grapes
A2. Taking Care Of Business
B1. Sour Grapes (Laurence Guy Remix)
B2. The Spice Must Flow