To the casual observer, Fuse London may seem to have a lot in common with other European crews pushing lean house music. There's indeed some musical crossover with those operating in Berlin (Zip, Vera, Margaret Dygas and DJs connected to Club der Visionaere) and Bucharest (Rhadoo, Raresh, Petre Inspirescu), but for the most part the similarities stop there. The key difference is often a musical one, evidenced by the latest Fuse London 12-inch, Enzo Siragusa's Sanctuary EP.
Fuse London's output has been solely focused on the dance floor, and the trend continues on Sanctuary. The music has big basslines, shuffling drums and other decorations—gloomy pads on "Double Dove," bright vocal snippets on the rolling "Solo" and more pads on the hazy "Gemini." All are fine dance floor cuts, but, for many, they won't be anything more. Minimalists like Barac, Zip or Raresh often stress the importance of having an emotional connection to the tracks they play and release, something that shines through in the otherworldly sounds on their records. On Sanctuary, the pads and synths (elements presumably included to address this) lack feeling. Siragusa has crafted three solid dance floor cuts, which is probably what he set out to do, but they're unlikely to have any deeper impact on the people who hear them.