DFA's new one-man boy wonder Sinkane seems poised for great things. Having created some funky, laid back disco-soul joints for lazy days, he's one barbecue summer away from cult-hero status and this EP certainly isn't going to harm his chances.
The track Warm Spell is the Caribbean in aural form - a strutting bass line and complex tribal rhythms give it plenty of juice but it's the steel guitars and sunny piano refrain that make this quite so difficult to listen to without dreaming of warmer climes.
Along with the original and an instrumental this package contains two remixes. Greece's Larry Gus transforms the track into a loose cosmic afro-beat freak out that channels Fela Kuti. Jazzy brass stabs squeal and shout, giving the track a chaotic, improvised feel over an extended length that builds to an heavy close.
Duppy Gun - LA musicians Sun Araw (Cameron Stallones) and M. Geddes Gengras - create a warm dub. It's a contrast that uses the original track's drumming to create an intense loop against the sunny muted guitar work.
Both mixes centre around the original's rhythms and heat yet they both manage to create something totally distinct and the only possible criticism would be that it is a shame the original and the Duppy Gun version are so short.
Warm Spell is out now through DFA, available on MP3 from Amazon.co.uk [affiliate link]. Stream on Spotify: