Formerly producing under the moniker Maru, Jesse Gavelle?s forthcoming EP displays a development in sound as well as alias. Expanding on last year?s ?Port Alpina? two-track release, his melodic, summery sound is transformed into a varied EP which hits the perfect balance between sunrise soundtracks and bodymoving bubblers.
?NYD? is a slow-burning mixture of early-evening and early-morning vibes, an exercise in restraint as the track builds toward lush concoction of keys and layered synths. The piano and submerged vocals sound like a house anthem pushed just below the surface of the mix; a 3am floor-filler echoing through the understated tones of an end-of-the-night tune. Building on the same design, the melodic bass line and clipped handclaps of ?Salt City? provide the perfect backdrop for some teasingly subtle vocal sampling, as well as standout retro-house percussion and scattering synth hooks. Closing the EP is the jumpy, garage-influenced ?Enfatico?, with constant synths fading in and out of the foreground whilst the heavy kick and vocal hooks keep the track bubbling away. While Jesse displays new levels of subtlety, exploring the more nuanced areas of melodic garage and house, these tunes are equally guaranteed to move feet and turn heads.