Out of Chicago, Ed Nine unleashes four tracks of pure, understated class for Inner Balance, the spin-off label the legendary Chez Damier created in Lisbon for his protege Jorge Caiado. On 'Bittersweet', the chords are warm, the bassline pleasingly rubberised, and the percussion loose limbed and swinging. 'Ghost' pulses and throbs, while 'Where The Wind Takes Me' brings in clipped ride cymbals and wonky pads. 'Journey On Clark Street', with its cheap piano chords — no Baby Grand here — is lean and mean. Real house music.