‘Shelter’ begins impossibly smooth. Flowing with a dose of liquid gold, the track almost oozes tastes of the rose-tinted seventies; all small shorts, big hair and rollerskates. The brainchild of 22-year-old Steven Barker, Mirror Signal seems to draw the very best from some of the notable breakthroughs from the past few years, gracefully nodding at Jungle, Ben Khan and Ady Suleiman, all of whom carry subtle undertones of nostalgic decades past.
With only 22 years under his belt, Barker has eloquently brought soulful vibes from the past to the present day, utilising modern production to really push the genre to its edge. Winter isn’t here yet – Mirror Signal will keep us warm for a while.