Prepare for one of the slickest releases of the month when you lock your ears on Tom Ellis’s high-grade sound. From the bubbling bass groove of opener ‘Joker & Clowns’, to the wild, revolving synth patterns that carry the bumbling low-end forward on ‘Left & Right’, this is a cut above. Then comes E-Tronik’s proto tech-house remix of 'Jokers', with a focused bassline and a fluttering, minimal arrangement, delivered with the production levels of the current era. Serious business. Ellis wraps up the EP with the soft-keyed and textured percussion of ‘Charm Offensive’, honouring its title to close the EP just right.