On repeat right now at House Cult HQ: the second EP by Vancouver producer ESB for Canadian label Heart to Heart, a sweet and well-rounded deephouse four tracker that balances atmosphere, melancholy and melody in fine style.
The beautifully subdued ‘Whisper Theme’ opens this EP with a classic sound that’s stuck somewhere on a dimly lit highway halfway between Chicago and Detroit, oozing melancholy. ‘Spaneaur’ is an even deeper cut that has a heavier feel to it for added emotional impact.
Percussion plays a bigger role on the more dancefloor-oriented ‘20% Deeper’, before the EP drifts off into the distance with the faraway vibes of ‘Q1’. Lovely work on the Canadian Heart to Heart imprint.
‘On Cue’ is out now on Heart to Heart.