I first caught on to Shur-i-kan's genius when he was picked up to remix Above & Beyond's "Counting Down The Days" last year. Since, he's been a little quiet – or so I thought. The London producer also goes by his real name, Tom Szirtes, and released a rather extensive EP entitled Barely Breathing as such in September. But this month, he's back as Shur-i-kan, armed with a new EP entitled Deep in My Heart. Released earlier in December 2016, it includes four tracks that range from minimal electronica to groovier deep house sounds. While there are two iterations of the title track sandwiching the EP, the true stand out is "Withdrawal Method." The track reminds us of what it's like to hear an impressive bassline – one that's actually a live bass – derivative of funk soul. Bringing in similarly funky soul samples as well as world music's drums and bossa nova's smoky keyboards, "Withdrawal Method" leaves Deep In My Heart as a memorable musical moment. It's streaming and out now via Lazy Days Recordings.
Shur-i-kan returns with dynamic and 'Deep in my Heart'
3 months ago by Steph Evans