Veering into the techier realms of the house music spectrum, the four tracks here are littered with Detroitian tropes, jagged drum machines and space-age synthesis. "Hemisphere" kicks us off and could well be something out of Derrick May's back catalogue with its Motor City drums, intergalactic pads and Mayday-esque, pitch bent M1 lines. The Blade mix neither relents on energy or spirit either - engage lasers with this one massiv!
"Magic Phantasy"'s seductive female vox, soaked in reverb and presented alongside sweet leads and caressing pad presets present one of those MDMA-drenched peaktime moments that few producers execute with such spine-tingling panache as demonstrated here. When that synth-clav line explodes expect unified rushes across the dancefloor.
Finally, in the same week that Rhythim Is Rhythim's classic blueprint, "Innovator" drops, "The Traveller" concludes, a heart-on-sleeve tribute to the legendary Detroit LP that in many ways must have influenced this entire record's concept.
A must for fans of that OG Detroit sound! Recommended.