Pistol Pete – Orphan
Idle Hands UK - IDLE 055
Idle Hands has released a lot of good music over the years, but little that's quite as instantly rush-inducing as "Orphan", the A-side to Stockholm producer Pistol Pete's first 12" for the Bristol institution. Warm, melodious and loved-up to the max, it sits somewhere between the piano-powered techno rush of Shed's Head High project and the sort of dusty deep house that seems so popular in Europe right now. It has the feel of a summer anthem in waiting, though it will provide its own audio sunshine if you drop it in a dark club in the middle of winter. The B-side cuts are a little deeper but no less touchy-feely in vibe, with the loopy, soulful warmth of "Lundgatan" being followed by the groovy, head-in-the-clouds deep house hypnotism of "Esqpads".