Partners In Crime
Following the success of their 2007 debut Night Vision, the Brussels-based duo Spirit Catcher have gone on to build a reputation as one of newest and more innovative names in the nu-disco and deep house genres.Citing Herbie Hancock, Prince, and Derrick May as influences, Jean Vanesse and Thomas Sohet offer a solid synthesis of the above mentioned and beyond on their sophomore release Partners In Crime.
Stand out tracks include the groovy album opener One Way Express and Special Dimension–a goodish re-vamp of the Isley Brothers’ classic Between The Sheets. Additionally noteworthy is Jupiter Jam– a soulfully ambient composition that later levels out into an 80′s esque electro-funk piece and the Pol On remix of Human Factor–a drum heavy mid tempo groove that could easily be confused for a Kaidi Tatham recording.The two tracks that make the album worth purchasing however, are the seemingly Frankie Knuckles inspired Sedona, and Other Side of the Game–a mid-tempo groove that straddles the fence between electro-funk and techno-house.
From start to finish, Partners In Crime proves that this perfectly cast duo has created a unique brand of sonic magic, greater than or equal to that of their debut effort. This release is highly suggested.