- Included as an exclusive on his new DJ-Kicks comp, "L.O.V.E." isn't going to disappoint any MCDE fans, and that's all many will need to know. "L.O.V.E." is smoother than what you might find on his Raw Cuts series, but it has the same kind of expert sample mining that makes you feel like you've just discovered an old vinyl in the back room of the record shop. It's no exercise in chin stroking, though: Every sample is carefully tuned to groove. The bassline feels nostalgic, moonlit and beautiful. The passionate female cry ("Without a love"... maybe?) is primed to soften the most workday-hardened heart. "Basement Love" on the flip is less propulsive, and more skewed, dwelling more in a seedy world of shadows and velvet drapes.
B Basement L.O.V.E