UK dance music ain’t all about London you know? Well of course you knew that, but with so much activity going on in the capital, it can be hard to avert your gaze sometimes. For this one, two labels from more northerly regions unite: Jonna – owner of Leicester imprint City Fly – offers up an EP for STW favourite thatmanmonkz, who runs the Sheffield based Shadeleaf Music.
On the title track, Jonna teams up with American vocalist Erik Rico, who also linked up with Ron Trent back in 2010 on a 12″ release. It’s little surprise then, that the Trent comparisons continues on his work with Jonna, especially on the vocal rub from Kai Alcé. Long-time Omar-S collaborator, the NDATL Muzik boss continues in much the same vein as his own label releases: deep, stirring and soulful house music.