Daniel Meteo Working Class

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These 10 new tracks, plus electro-boogie romp "The Beat of the Heart" from 2008, mark a departure from Berliner Daniel Meteo's deep, dubby, island roots-inspired productions on ~scape and his own Meteosound imprints. His new approach crisscrosses genre borders, adding ambient and pop flavors, and the results are mixed. "In the Mood" is about serendipitously finding love while out walking in the sunshine, a journey far too soft and sentimental for a post-midnight rambler like Meteo, who recovers his skills for the darker arts on mid-tempo steppers "Grace," "Return of the Pure," and "On the Corner," along with the patient acid-reggae-bass grooves of the title track.