It's fitting that Republic Music's vanguard release comes from across the Atlantic in the form of Neil Smallridge's "Buena Vista EP". Hailing from Manchester, where he holds down a number of weekly DJ residencies, and a veteran of Ibiza's legendary Pacha, Neil's deep house, garage and funk grooves have kept discerning music heads rocking east and west for years.

This well-travelled selector's way with soulful sounds past, present and future inspired these globally attuned, musically diverse and - of course - smoking hot jams. It's the perfect package to kick off Republic's quest to unify the worlds of underground house...