Joining Gruuv's roster, DJ and producer James Edwards, under the guise of Made By Pete, welcomes us into his new sonic world in Safe House. The prolific producer curates a gallery of lively dance beats alongside dynamic sound manipulation, highlighting his extensive career in the industry.
A blissful landscape retaining sounds akin to a tropical rainforest, title track "Safe House" open the EP with an amalgamation of organic percussive hits, metallic chimes and bumpy bass for a reposed groove. Penny F lends her exquisite vocals for a sensual lure, hooking us in as airy stab-led synths ground us in the composition. Made By Pete ups the ante a notch in "Justify Your Move", taking the sound back to a deeper world of groove. The modulated drum patterns in conjunction with the tension building strings, are expertly layered over layers of punchy stab sequences, giving the track a unique dub feel.
Dave DK rounds out Safe House with two fresh remixes of the title track, including a chilling instrumental one laden with congo drums and other organic reverbs. The producer takes "Safe House" for a more tropical and exotic twist, emphasizing the heady tribal drums with further percussion elements; notably, Penny F's vocals are processed for a psychedelic touch.