The title track is easily the strongest of the three and also the most dancefloor accessible. With an infectious groove, its deep techiness is quite hypnotic, laid down over subtle tribal rhythms and a few sweet piano key strokes. The breakdowns come at the right moments to snap you back into reality and then it’s straight back into the groove, with a little flute thrown in for good measure and added mystery. Top notch.
Unfortunately, the B-side ‘Swing of Light,’ is a bit pedestrian, stuck in no man’s land, not really jacking enough to get the crowd going or deep enough to suck you in. Again, it’s got a mysterious feel to it, with little snippets of piano and horns chirping back and forth, evoking a 4 a.m. walk home down a dark alley. There are some really nice sounds at work here especially the click clack rhythm but the whole thing could have been done to greater effect.
‘Tropics’ lays it down on the deep hypnotic side again, really slowing the pace and offering some nice dubby influences into the mix. The key here though is the bear-huggingly warm bassline, which gives justice to the title. A good warm up track or ideal for bringing things down a notch.
Come Sunday evening with heads slumped low, these tracks should see a few tired kids muster their last ounce of energy, raise their fingers in the air and cry "one more!"