When house music was born in mid-1980s Chicago, it arrived as ground-breaking urban machine music - but its parents were disco and soul. The best house producers never forget the human warmth of that heritage. It’s no surprise, then, that the scene’s contemporary leading light, Citizenn, has entitled his debut album ‘Human Interface’. From an early EP called ‘Trax’, after the seminal Chicago imprint, through deliciously classy remixes of Maya Jane Coles, Adele and Hercules & Love Affair, to his recent blissful ‘Tied’ single, featuring a rerub by original Miami house masters Murk, Midlands-born producer Laurence Blake’s output has been effortlessly approachable, futuristic and classic. In short, he’s a musician-DJ who fits in as well at the tech-mecca of Sonar as at more intimate Secretsundaze parties.