Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts has also operated in his own sonic realms. His grooves, rhythms, textures and moods are often far more unpredictable and kinky than the norm, as was proved once again with his latest long player. This is his first outing since then, and finds the Canadian in just as fine a form.
Given the exhausting supply of the stuff this year, releasing an album of analogue deep house right now is a pretty brave thing to do. But Frenchman Lazare Hoche and Dutch collaborator Malin Génie are correct not to be put off by the prevailing mood: they understand the dynamics of the genre enough to be able to play with its rules. Sure, they channel the spirit of Kerri Chandler and King Street – who doesn’t; the man is to deep house what Basic Channel are to techno – but manage to put enough of their own twist on it to warrant us parting with our attention for a second time following Volume I back in November.