Second City Firsts – Paradise Circus EP – (Mabuk Recordings)

The debut from Second City Firsts and the seventh release from Mabuk sees two new tracks strut their stuff across the stage. First up is ‘Latido Del Corazon’ which exudes a warm rush of emotion care of carefully placed chords, pads and punchy, sunshine fueled percussion. Enhanced by the repeating vocal touches alongside a sprinkling of tingling synths this has more than a hint of Balearic uplift to it. Next is, ‘Espiritu De Verano’ which feels tougher in an almost eighties sense care of its imposing bassline, accompanied by a suitably atmospheric array of keys and blazing Sax.

3 out of 5
Reviewed by Greg Fenton