Gorgon City – Intentions EP
Continuing to build on a year of enviable momentum, North London duo Gorgon City have wasted no time in releasing their much-anticipated follow-up to February’s acclaimed Real EP on Black Butter Records. Their new Intentions EP is firmly situated along the creative frontline of the current deep house movement, utilizing familiar and fringe sounds alike in thoughtful arrangements that allow each element to maximize its impact.
The title track features sultry vocals from Nikki B atop crisp rhythms and a submerged bass line lurking beneath and occasionally rising in well-timed wobbles. The duo utilize minimal percussion very effectively on this track, punctuating changes in tension without disrupting the track’s hypnotic flow. “Cycles” is a brilliantly brooding number with a repeated vocal that drones through an extended breakdown over mournful atmospherics before a minimal bass-driven drop that testifies to Gorgon City’s well-advised restraint.