2022, 12″, Groovin Recordings.
This tidy two-tracker brings together a couple of sought-after gems from one of the true masters of neo-soul and soulful deep house, Peven Everett. On side A there’s a chance to cop hard-to-find 2010 single ‘Heat Up’, a Clavinet-heavy chunk of organic, soft-touch, up-tempo soul meets deep house brilliance in which Everett’s effortlessly slick and smooth vocals rise above rubbery bass guitar, heady keys and tasteful beats. Head to side B for something never-before-released on wax, the much requested ‘Fantasy Eyes’. More electronic sounding but still loose, warm and organic, it’s a similarly inclined chunk of dance floor goodness that once again boasts some superb lead vocals from the veteran Chicagoan. – Juno