Next up on the Detroit & Chicago focussed D3 Elements label is the man who kicked the label off last year, Raymond "RayDilla" Funnye aka Strong Souls. In decades gone by Funnye, of course, has served up some truly sumptuous deep house on classic labels like Dance Mania as well as working with the one and only Larry Heard on Black Market International. Now back to his best and working solo, few people can make deep house that is as musical and magical as this man, as this new four tracker proves. Opener 'In The Groove' has a loose and louche late night jazz vibe to its glowing chords and jumbled beats, whilst 'Deep Sensation' is a sumptuous go slow delight with kick drums miles apart and golden chords and meandering synths draped over the top. On the flip, 'From The Pyramids To The Stars' is an insular affair that pulls you right in; drums tumble with a tiny tribal tinge, pads are long tailed and the percussion is well defined, metallic and gently caresses your ears. Closer 'Industrial Life' is the most dancefloor of the lot, with firm house kicks, a rugged bassline and beautifully designed little hooks dangling in mid air above. Its almost spiritual in its vibe and really speaks directly to your soul.