Deep House is one of those genres where it’s quite easy to stick to a formula, use the same sounds and churn out banger after banger. Golden Features isn’t one of those artists, and is doing something different. His style is in between Tech and Deep House, but manages to be deeper than a lot of Deep House and more interesting than the repetitive nature of Tech House. This style was established last year with the release of his self-titled debut EP and the wildly popular Tell Me, and this sophomore EP picks up where he left off in unique sound designs and catchy tunes that just make you want to dance.
The EP executes this to perfection, and even delivers a surprise package in Telescope (featuring K.Flay). Trap. It’s lighter than the other songs on the EP, with K.Flay’s vocals providing a sing-along aspect to the song – not something that would usually fit in with Golden Features’ style but definitely does this time. This is the kind of music that suits a small club at 4am, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t excellently produced. XXIV is a pleasure to listen to and enjoy, and it deserves all of the praise that it gets.