Like an episode of Chopped, the EP shows what Spaventi can do with a handful of familiar ingredients. "Missing Sunlight" stays close to his adopted home of Amsterdam, namely its lush deep house sound, rather than looking to the American Midwest. A sleepy-eyed synth lead waddles leisurely, while sticky chords coat the background in warm sunset colours. It's propulsive but relaxed, something to soundtrack the easygoing vibes of a Sunday afternoon dance party.
For anyone craving a hearty Chicago dish, the flipside has you covered. The gliding, acid-flecked "Falla!" and "Balla!" are two peas in a pod: the former is more breezy, while the latter gets jacking without losing its chilled vibe. Even Spaventi's acid squelches feel svelte and shapely, with all the edges carefully rounded. Balla! sounds comfortable, the kind of record that feels too worn-in to be new. That, along with its cool confidence, is why Spaventi's traditionalist inclinations are more interesting than most.