It's the remix which opens things, taking the near beat-less ambiance of "Depths" with its soft-focus keys and distant soulful samples and turning it into a chunky, jazzy but flat-footed house groover that decays into a bed of soft, bubbling micro rhythms before emerging out the other side to ride the simple kick-clap combo once again. Funkycan's originals are at least as interesting: "Daze" has busy, panning pads, a mildly acidic twitch and hazy vocal samples all circling round each other àla the non-linear work of Axel Boman, where "CGN-GZT" is unashamedly simple deep house. The latter may not be the freshest track you'll hear all year, but when done as well as this that doesn't really matter.
"Untitled 1" (co-produced with the boss) is assembled with all the looseness and aged finish of a lost Raw Cuts track from MCDE's much loved series. It has more jazzy motifs, soft cowbells, muffled voices and rides atop a rocking back and forth groove that never fails to draw you in. Unassuming deep house with a nominee for the best EP title of the year? Not much to dislike, really.