Northern Ireland's EJECA appears to be going from strength to strength at the moment, with remixes for Bloc Party and The Magician as well as a growing reputation as a DJ. This EP follows on from last year's Horizon EP and marks his return to Needwant, the label behind that release.
"Together" moves away from the pure garage influenced sound of "Horizon" but keeps its eyes firmly on the past with jungle rhythms and a starry-eyed piano house riff that gives the track a distinctive early-90s rave feel. It's unashamedly nostalgic but Ejeca does this style so well. Marking his first release on Needwant, Terence Parker delivers a more upfront Detroit influenced house version, with firm four-four rhythms and a driving groove.
On the flip side is a deeper 'Night Edit' of "Horizon" by EJECA, who gives it a fuller beat and a more dubby sound. The EP is rounded out with a second original track in "Forest", a deep, restrained track that points to a more varied sound. It is much less of a dancefloor track and more of a moody instrumental, with soulful strings hidden within a mix that dials up some round, sophisticated drum work and bass.
Together EP is released through Needwant next week, available to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk on MP3 [affiliate link]. Check it out on Soundcloud: