<House> Mi Casa burst onto the house scene this year and completely took it over with their unique take on vocal house. Production and arrangement is handled by Dr Duda, with J-Something on vocals and lyrics, and Mo-T adding his trumpet to what should become a signature sound for the group. I should say because I have yet to pick out any melodic consistency in their sound on Mi Casa Music, their first collaborative release. The album features their hits These Streets and Heavenly Sent, both of which benefit from very catchy beats and J-Something’s soulful crooning. La Vida, a track sung in Portuguese, is the most richly textured production on the album, incorporating live guitars, drums, Mo-T’s trumpet and even Dr. Duda on tenor sax. The song is a glimpse of what the group can mature into as a sound, a kind of mix between Elements of Life and Tortured Soul with a distinctly South African feel. The entire album, however, doesn’t quite get to the same level of as the stand-out tracks. Dr. Duda’s bass lines can become monotonous very quickly, saved in the cases of Across the Room and Be the One by the complex guitar riffs and solos provided by Divine. I look forward to hearing their sound evolve into something more rounded and distinctive.