Daphni's first album in four years finally arrives amidst a flurry of activity that has seen him drop three banging 12"s and a Fabriclive mix caked with unreleased productions.
Joli Mai collects up many of the highlights from the said mix and offers up the full-length versions as well as a killer new track Vulture. Packed to the rafters with live drums and disco into house productions, Joli Mai even sounds like Daphni has been digging for the sort of samples that made Four Tet's Morning / Evening a new age delight. Yet make no mistake, this is a house record through and through. Joli Mai's strength though lies in Snaith's ability to build up watertight beats, solid as concrete and perfect for DJ deployment.
Needless to say, if you have been rinsing the new Four Tet album, that Unknown Artist Pluto 12" or have Fabriclive 93 on rotation but crave the full flow, this is sure to be your highlight of the year.