Two Lives, Self-released ***
When not up to their oxters working with other acts, Limerick’s DeLorean Suite have followed their very singular house star for some time with a range of releases for various foreign labels. For their debut album, Jennifer McMahon, Tony Roche and Graham Conway recruited some heavyweight players in the shape of Chuck Rainey (Michael Jackson, Steely Dan), Divinity Roxx and Kat Rodriguez (Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Angie Stone). What this trio have added to the already soulful, lush sound are layers of dynamics and confidence. DeLorean Suite know their way around sleek house contours, and the album sees them embellishing their sound with sweet textures, smart turns and infectious, deep hooks. Deep Love and By Your Side are particularly striking, while McMahon’s vocals work their magic again and again throughout the album.
Download: Deep Love, By Your Side