Locklead has been laying down classy house music for the likes of Pleasure Zone, Rawax, Unknown To The Unknown and Hot Haus, so you know he means business. After this sterling run of singles he’s stepping to Up The Stuss with his debut album Square One, which deals in eight richly rendered cuts of contemporary tackle that sum up everything he’s achieved to date. There’s a pervasive deepness at work on ‘Light Of Day’ which draws you in from the get-go, while ‘Bumpin’ Headz’ revels in shimmering, bouncy chords and Detroit flavoured strings pads. ‘Hunting’ has a more inquisitive quality as it courses through minimal-tinted grooves and synth riffs, while ‘Plants & Astronauts’ takes a more cosmic approach to the tech house formula. We could go on but you get the idea – this is house music through and through, presented in pristine technicolour for maximum satisfaction.