Not often we hit a twofer in the old inbox. But here we are; I've got more than a few FFRR records in my collection, but I must admit I'd not heard from them in a while but to be fair I wasn't exactly looking either. Well, they came knocking at my door with their newly signed sibling duo dubbed Icarus, hailing from from my corner of the globe, specifically Bristol.
I'd assumed it'd start quite minimal based on the art, but I was surprised to find the intro engaging from the get go, it changes it up enough times to be fresh, and when the gorgeously 90's piano drops in at 1:40 it was pretty spectacular. While I was busy taking that in the rest of the mix came crashing back it and I was instantly transported back to the late 2000's when mainstream dance was solid and the airwaves ruled by Pjanoo and Calvin Harris. Here's hoping that this gets picked up and happens again just in time for this summer. This is certainly one I'm going to have on standby for any friends in dire need of sun-kissed tunes in the coming months.
-Claude Van Foxbat