We may be deep into the darkest month of the year now in the UK but that doesn't mean we don't have time for one last slab of Balearic house from Needwant, who regularly do a good job of peddling just that kind of thing.
I Wanna Know is the new EP from Nick Church and Joe Spencer, who collaborate under the name Casino Times and this release opens up with the EP's warm title track. It's a well constructed piece with significant soulful subtlety in the gentle synths and rhythmic hi-hats, a sound that contrasts to the big piano melodies and yearning vocals snippets.
Next up, 'Trust' is more electronic in feel, warm pads and a four-four beat creating foundations for some catchy synth work and an infectious vocal sample. Following this, the final original track 'Back To The Night' features a bluesy vocal and a deep, winding melody against a bass line that gradually transforms into a darker version of its original self.
Germany's David DK closes the set with a remix of 'I Wanna Know' more squarely aimed at dance floors. It's a considerably darker imagining, full of dramatic moments and large piano chords and interweaving melody.
We're thick in the frost at the moment but this EP, particularly the three original tracks, is the kind of lovingly constructed series of blissfully Mediterranean chords that will make you feel comfortably relaxed again.
I Wanna Know is released next Monday through Needwant, available from Amazon.co.uk on MP3 [affiliate link]. Preview on Soundcloud below: