An excellent three-track EP hereÂ fromÂ Chicago veterans Large Music. And while the name Saison will be new to most, the guys themselves are no newbies eitherâ€¦ it’s a team-up between Leigh Darlow of The Layabouts, and Matthew Bandy ofÂ Deep House Souldiers*.
So, on to the music. Come With Us, which gets the ball rolling, is a languid deep house groover with jazzy piano chords, snatches of spoken female vocal that recall Akabu’s Ride The Storm and a main nagging Rhodes riff. Help Me is in a similar vein but with a more garage-y feel, whileÂ Walking The NightÂ flips the script and takes us to the proggier, dreamier end of deep house, albeit still with a soulful vocal element.
Quality stuff all round, but it’s probably no surprise that Help Me is my fave.
Out: Tomorrow (26 June)
* From whose 2003 single This Is Why We Dance this blog takes its name. With Matt’s permission, of course, so cheers again for that Mr B!