DescriptionLower East drops its second various artists showcase, Inner Circles Vol.2, this August with a package that features some of the finest emerging names in modern house music. Michael Janson's smooth, deep house with a twist of 80's R&B funk, 'I Know You're Feeling Ok' opens Inner Circles Vol 2 with typical Lower East class while label co-owner Cozzy D immediately flips the script with the brilliant, broken Garage of 'Bullseye'. Lee Brinx, another of the label's helmsmen, indulges his moody, creeping side with the pulsating 'Stamina' next and displays why the likes of Clive Henry, Droog and James Teej have become fans of his freaky sound. Next up, Johnny Mikes and Alexis Raphael take the reins with 'Crowd Control' and 'Beverly Hills' respectively. While Mikes drops oddball, skipping, 808 driven future-retro tones Raphael turns in the sort of fat bottomed groove that has made him a Hot Creations poster-boy in the past year. Inner Circles Vol.2 carries on neatly with a selection of exemplary bastardised house - Rebel follows up strong output for Digital Delight with the tripped-out yet heavy 'In This Life'. Pets Recordings artists, Polish duo Viadrina drop 'Queens' next and slow the pace with a densely musical and brilliantly fluid mix of organic and electronic. Alive's Tom Budden, an artist who's DIY ethic has made him a constant name to watch, drops one of his most accomplished tracks yet in 'All I Know' - a superb slice of sensually vocal'd house. Le Vinyl & Gelabert deliver the penultimate shot for 'Inner Circles Vol 2' and 'Make It', featuring the vocals of Sacha D' Flame is an outright anthem contender that melds old school rhythms with some weighty synth work. Finally, Subsonnik delivers 'Find On Me', an R&B tinged cut as infectious as it is well produced - a fitting closer to a brilliant EP.