The title track kicks things off with the most straightforward jungle moment, but as the title "Mellow Vibe" implies, it's fairly relaxed. The breaks flow slow and easy, and the chords are syrupy thick—think a half-lidded version of Florist's "Marine Drive" from last year. The drums on "Up Up (Slammin' Vers)" have a curiously stationary feel, like a swimmer treading water, while the big, fuzzy pads drive it through alternately melancholic and upbeat passages. The stiff "Snow Globe" is the odd one out, built more like filter house with its short clips of piano and disco guitar. Some funk comes from the way Sweetland pulls different drum tracks in and out.
Highlight "Zozi Theme" looks further back, to early techno and hardcore, a spacey rush of sweeping synthesizers and brittle breaks. With its radio chatter, bumping low-end and sci-fi feel, it's a facsimile for sure, but a welcome one delivered with easygoing confidence.