Ellum Audio’s excellent follow-up to ‘Love Somebody Else’ doesn’t rely upon past glories to push the envelope forward, as this latest invigorating production from Maxxi Soundsystem certainly testifies. ‘Stella's Way’ sits somewhere in between the innovative sounds emanating from American and European right now combining effortless, funky percussion alongside fuzzy electronic intensity and timely, classic vocals. The more you listen, the more enticing this proves to be. Huxley then goes and remixes with typical flair delivering kick-ass bass and ultra- sharp beats making the choice of best version a difficult one. Shall Ocin, meanwhile develop the funkier aspects with sassy rhythms and a warmer sense of melody to complete another excellent release from the label.
5 out of 5
Reviewed by Greg Fenton