Esser’s latest 12-inch, The Return of The Hummingbird, is very much in this vein. Reminiscent of Kerri Chandler, A-side 'The Return' is a joyous deep house track with syncopated claps and deep kicks in its engine room. It's a simple idea, much like his and Benny Rodrigues' gem from last year, ‘Paradox’, with a gorgeous tidal melody building and ebbing throughout. It's a guaranteed crowdpleaser.
On the flip, 'Hummingbird' is more expansive and soaring, rife with woodblocks and summertime smiles, but a tumbling electro lead line changes it's direction, taking you from a sun-bathed balcony by the beach to the sweaty dancefloor. But best is the big breakdown, which feels like a gigantic wave crashing and pummeling you towards the bottom of sea.
The feedback sheet for this release was around two pages long, but I'll spare you what the DJs are saying. In short, this release is pretty damn good. It's like a cold beer on a hot day. It's like a Rose Byrne movie on a lonely night. Nothing too complicated, just two great tracks that will make you smile.