Glistening electro on Will Saul's label.
It would be easy to miss just how robust some of these tracks are amidst the sunny panoramas. The title track is at once a highlight of this EP, one of the strongest tracks Ruijg has written, and the toughest beat he's laid down. It has one of those perfectly compressed kick and bassline combos, which plays off against three dreamy melodies of varying timbres. It's perhaps a shame for some DJs that "Mind Powder" is so fast (150 BPM), because it's also one of Ruijg's better efforts. Imagine Detroit In Effect with less sleaze and more poise and you've basically got it. Electro rhythms and firm drum programming also power the other two tracks. "Blue Invasions" is warm and sincere, while "Helix" has a playful acid lead and '80s undertones. After four EPs, it seems that Tracey is less interested in ripping up the house and electro rulebook than writing fond tributes and subtle updates. It's a formula that, for the moment at least, is really working for him.