It has become something of a commonality lately for electronic music to be so vaguely defined: post-dubstep, house, chillwave – hell, Nicolas Jaar even went as far as to call himself Blue Wave. On the other hand, when asked to describe his music in just two words, Michigan producer RxGibbs simply stated: 'Ambient Dub'. Whatever that means, his newest EP Futures compliments it even to the smallest fragment.

Although only six songs in length, Futures allows RxGibbs to eschew away from his earlier sounds heard on Disclosure. Overseeing us into this new sound is the gleaming 'Silver', opening with ambient swashes of synthesiser until a collective of consistent skittering beats structures the soothing vocal sample in the background. The transition is magnificently subtle though, and to purveyors of a brief encounter, this progression would most likely not even be noticeable.

Since signing to our 405's highly acclaimed purveyors of beautiful music CASCINE, it's easy to hear the labels influence, especially on tracks like 'Split Infinity' and title track 'Futures', where reverberating bongos support ethereal female loops whispering luminous “oohs” and “ahhs”, reminiscent of fellow CASCINE team member Chad Valley. What's striking about RxGibbs is his list of inspirations; his Myspace features trippy images of Spacial rays and a gleaming sky that on first glance looks to have been taken tampered with on an editing format, whilst his instrumental vehicles range from the closely tangible Seefeel to a more confounding psychedelic My Bloody Valentine, as well as his obsession with early-Verve (note: early).

This time round though, RxGibb's efforts certainly feels more full and flowing. The tracks run gently into one another, their fluorescence radiating in contagious rhythm, reposing warmth and glowing enlightenment. It's plausible then that maybe a reason for this is how he introduces fresher, more soothing sounds, and as on 'Lumiere', uses a Yamaha DX100 synthesiser inherited from friends Kiln which, according to Ron, provides "some kind of relief from the more up-tempo stuff on the EP." Indeed, 'Lumiere' allures you more than any other to go up to your bedroom, switch on the fairy lights and sway to and fro. As a whole this brings more luminosity to the material as though to contrast with the more up tempo songs with 'comedown' tracks, inspired by his teenage obsession, Screamadelica. It's hard not to imagine these songs accompanying a short film of a blistering Summers day out at the beach showcasing images of an altered state of awareness. 'Ambient Dub' or not, this is electronic music at its finest.