Pursuit Grooves

Pursuit Grooves (the multitalented Vanese Smith), known on both sides of the Atlantic as a DJ, creates cerebral house music filled and even deliberately overfilled with aural juxtapositions that can induce an uneasy claustro-averse feeling. Quite possible it is that her music is actually about various states and sensations of confinement; and when it’s coupled with lyrics – or rather, the lines she speaks which are like a stripped-down kind of blank verse – it can be doubly unsettling.