Manucci's Mistress is stepping into the new year with a glorious new release from established Californian modern deep house guru that goes by the name of Urulu. As usual with all Manucci releases what you get is not only a full 4 track EP aural experience, but also a visual delight courtesy of the unique noir inspired artwork. 'Play Something With Words' is a full on deep and mesmerising journey into the mind of Taylor Freels.
It all starts off on Side A with 'Believer', a string-sampled hypnotic glider built on pure atmosphere which is driven by a tight percussion ensemble and underlined with a smooth old school bassline. Up next comes 'Drowning', a dark, dreamy, rather sinister dubbed out vocal infused piece of house reminiscent of the Israeli dark progressive sound.
Side B kicks things up a notch with a perfect example of why 'rolling house' is THE next big thing: the tight kick, the swinged percussions, the layered vocal chop-ups and the subtle chords flying around between foreground and background all placed over the deep wide bassline... man, what's there not to like about this? All this banging eventually concludes with a well deserved 'Rest', a smooth sped-down sultry vocal chiller perfect for those lazy afternoons under the warm golden sun.
So there you have it: another masterpiece to grace our ears and to complete our record collection.