Second EP by Ethyène on the imprint he co-founded brings us back to the warm urban sound from the last decade of the 2nd Millenium. A bit leaving his early funky touch but staying true to the groove that made his trademark, the Lyon based producer delivers us a more and more personal sound in which we can definitely feel his love for the 90's Neo-Soul, R&B scene from the Philly/NYC area. "The EP starts with Every Drop, establishing the predominant atmosphere of this Ethyène record, built around an amazing 90's soul sample and soulful chords giving a very different colour to the producer's sound than what we've been used before.
Then comes A Common Soul, flip of a classic hip hop instrumental turned into an enchanting groove dedicated to set a dancefloor on fire.
B Side's first track, Cherish The Day immediately inducts a more melancholic ambience with a sweet mix between soulful vocals and nostalgic trumpet and guitar riffs.
Time Flies Baby is the track that links Ethyène precedent work with this new 12". Indeed the track reflects the early Library Music and Jazz influences of the young producer enriched by a low tempo rhythmic section and a groovy bass.
As in his previous EP's, Ethyène provides us a deep hip-hop cut to complete the record as a subtle wink to his Lo Life alias."
A1 - Every Drop
A2 - A Common Soul
B1 - Cherish The Day
B2 - Time Flies Baby
B3 - E-Fuel Ov'me