Released: Feb 2013
Label: Permanent Vacation
Mano Le Tough may have made his name spinning dance music at all-night parties in his adopted hometown of Berlin, but the Irish DJ's debut album sets its sights on Sunday afternoons at home, preferably with a hot cup of tea and a heaping spoonful of melancholy. Warm synthesizer pads soften the edge on crisply shuffling house and disco beats, and he loops and layers his own vocals to flesh out the music's ethereal upper atmosphere, while bells and chimes add to the sparkle. Sedate doesn't get much more sublime.