Ok, so it wasn't an album we were waiting for from Long Island producer Saint Pepsi - turns out Gin City is an EP. All the same, its five songs are more than enough for the moment; us salivating wrecks will gorge ourselves on this offering until next time. Already this EP has swum will all its brilliance around my brain a few times and I'm still finding it hard to pick a favourite. It's all good, basically. Can you handle that?

That's not to say that it's not varied in sound. Not at all. It's packed with variety - something that makes it all the more listenable, and more appealing to a wider selection of people, too. However, one overriding theme in style certainly does seem to be juke (footwork, ghetto house, call it what you will). The addictive noises and frenzied beats of this style first appear in the title track, 'Gin City', which features a pair of beatmakers called Taøers. From its opening lines - "It's Saint Pepsi, bitch" - the opener is a euphoric Rainbow Road of a journey, coloured with blissful mists of synth, sampling Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On' with a kind of innocent sensuality, glistening synth falling like shards of ice. It ends in a sparse yet spectacularly sub-bassy way, laying the foundation for next track 'Walking Talking'; beginning with the intense thud of techno, the lilt of disco, with scuttling percussion and endless soul-strings, soon makes its way into this dance-oriented number.

Sampling has always been huge in Saint Pepsi's output, but more and more original noises keep appearing. 'Baby' and 'Mr. Wonderful' are great examples of this originality; whilst both do feature samples - the former laced with tantalising snippets of an obscure South Korean boyband, the latter laying claim to Aretha Franklin's 'Wonderful' - both engage the listener in wholeheartedly unique ways. 'Baby' turns from R&B slow jam into a bassy, juke-flavoured number, and 'Mr. Wonderful' rides that juke-tempo on a road of dreams, riddled with videogame adventuresome ambience all the way. That selfsame electronic colour bursts forth from 'Disappearing', whose cutesy sounds give way to a snappy guitar, serenading us in the day's end swirl of sunset, silent countryside hero spirit pouring from an urban window.

With that we say "see you later" but not "goodbye" to Saint Pepsi's Gin City. It's not something I want to forget, being a rather seminal work for this producer. You see, compared with his funk-infected album of last year Hit Vibes, this EP marks a drastic change in sound. Adopting juke, utilising the lower end of the sound spectrum - where all is bassy, which dancefloors love - and colouring his music with cute electronics, Saint Pepsi is branching out, tendrils creeping across the earth seeking sounds from everywhere, exercising cross-genre pollination, diversifying, evolving. Sounds like any other music-lover, right? But that's what makes it so damn good.

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