Hizou Music is delighted to welcome into the family the much-talented and vastly-experienced US producer and DJ Aakmael with our second vinyl release, the superb Sour Alien EP. Having been born into a musical family and surrounded by music all his life, Aakmael is one of the true deep house heads having been DJing since he was 16 and chalking up a 20-year stint on US radio. He also has a string of very fine releases to his name on labels such as the highly-respected Uzuri and his own excellent imprint UnXpozd. For Sour Alien the man stays true to his deep roots. Opening track House Music featuring the vocal talents of Esq is a marvellous percussion-driven homage to the music we love that will keep any dance-floor moving. Following on from the opener is Empty, a cut that takes the tempo down a little but keeps the standard just as high with melancholic chords that touch the soul. Dubb, meanwhile, opens up the B-side with a much chunkier groove that gets right into your head, while completing the EP in fitting style on a more down-tempo note is the beautiful and soulful Depth.