It's another sweltering summer, and Republic returns with a batch of breezy tunes that are cooler than homemade ice cream - though they'll definitely have dancefloors heating up wherever DJs drop them. No stranger to hot weather himself, Lisbon producer and selector 4 Da People (AKA Mikie Wilde), known for releases on labels like Ospina and Epoque, makes a timely first appearance in Republic's lineup. On the Catch Da Bass EP 4DP departs from his usual Balearic and deep House with an EP of loose and fun but powerful funky jams marked by crisp drums, rubbery basslines, and deceptively simple arrangements that lure the listener into surprising depths.

Reminiscent of the disco-fried tech-house of Joshua "Iz", with a touch of Planet E future soul, these are some warped but tuneful and accessible grooves aimed right at peak time. "Catch the Bass" works chirping electro keyboards, dramatic swooshing breakdowns and disco drum fills into an intoxicating brew featuring, as the title suggests, a truly killer bassline.

This one's bound to become a big tune for the summer. "Got to Let Go" digs deep, coming up with a hypnotic track that's beautiful in its simplicity: a delicious keyboard riff set off by hints of guitar and seductive vocal echoes that will make you imagine a beach party in Portugal no matter where you are. "Soul Brother" hits harder with a chunky kick and bassline and soaring Moog-y keys. 4 Da People definitely lives up to his moniker here - these are four big tunes that will leave the people asking for more...