Americans Hakim Murphy and Ike Release are two Chicago house addicts who produce solo and as a duo under the name Innerspace Halflife.
Here they turn up on one of Europe’s finest deep house labels in MOS Deep with a two-track 10” vinyl release.. TIP!“Wind” is the a-side the pair turn in – a main room house banger with icy hi hats dangling above a forceful acid bassline that repeats over and over as thin pads sing about above and have you look to the future.
It’s wholly analogue as you’d expect, and as atmospheric as it is fierce.
Ike Release goes solo on the flip with “Phazzled”, a much more laid back deep house jaunt with long legged, rubbery kicks and all sorts of busy sci-fi FX filling in the gaps.
The harmonic chords add plenty of warmth and invite you to get lost in their midst – classicist house with a future perspective.