Colm K, one of the best DJs around, releases a new EP, Heights, on Dublin’s All City Records, on November 27. His The Love EP from 2013 is one of the best releases of the decade so I have high hopes for this. Three of the four tracks are available to listen to now, ‘Affinity’ having been premiered on Bolting Bits, who quite rightly call it “a tripped out groover”. Keep listening to hear Colm’s nephew Ben adding in some drum bits at the end. Resident Advisor, meanwhile, said ‘Water’ is “a riff on smoky, golden-era hip-hop, executed tastefully”. The PR says it’s “inspired by a variety of styles and musical sources with one common thread throughout: Samples. Two tracks for the dancefloor dusty reprises, most of the music found here is a collage of sounds that zig zags from the soulful thump of Seeing to the laid back strain of ‘Summary’.” Colm K explains: “I grew up in a place called Silverheights, Mayfield. Hence the name of the EP. The music on here represented musically where I came from and Cork’s fusion of Soul, Rare Groove, Hip Hop and House. Cover art is by Cork-born artist Conor Harrington. Shots of a work in progress which resonated with me, and fitted perfectly with the music, and I’m very grateful to him for allowing me to use it!” Listen to ‘Affinity’ below via Soundcloud, and ‘Water’ and ‘Seeing’ on the Bandcamp player – order the 12″ record here.