Monday, November 28, 2016
Released on November 25th, 2k16 is the "Only Heaven EP" by Jon More and Matt Black, Ninja Tune-founders and core members of the legendary, boundary-crossing duo Coldcut which is coming up with a bunch of five brand new tracks here, with three of them featuring Roots Manuva on vocal duties. As we've already introduced a preview to this EP with "Donald's Wig" only recently we're taking a closer look at the four other tracks on this piece, starting off with the title track "Only Heaven" that comes up with a great, crackly vintage feel taking us all back to Portishead's praised firstling "Dummy" - plus raps and a sweet, melancholia-inducing hookline of course, whilst the instrumental cut named "Creative" takes us to bass-heavy dancefloors drawing their energy from BrokenHouse, Future Garage, influences of Electronica and PostGarage - and epic breakdowns. Furthermore we see the "Dreamboats" roaming seas filled with sleepwalking HipHop skills and Future Soul-references by Gabor Roses and the final cut provides essential "Quality Control" in terms of a continuation of what the title has begun and therefore delivers another slomo, headnod anthem for all those living in the lightless hours of the day. Epic stuff, this is.