Since first emerging with their much-loved blog, Feel My Bicep almost a decade ago, Belfast duo Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson have forged a standout career as highly respected producers, DJs and label owners. Now based in London, the world-touring duo also have a beautifully constructed and highly accomplished debut album to add to their accomplishments. The self-titled record encapsulates their ethos of making music as a whole. Open minded, genre-fluid and drawing on the history of electronic music whilst saying something new and contemporary, this feels like Bicep’s expressive love letter to electronic and club culture, built on foundations of classic house, spacey techno, old school breaks and Italo disco with elements of 90s downtempo and IDM. Bicep inject their high-energy and raw club sound that has garnered them wide attention. Their ability to guide emotion and human touch into their productions allows the duo to take us into more intimate, reflective and personal directions than we’ve seen on their EPs. Relishing the long player’s opportunity to be more adventurous and sonically diverse, the duo highlight both the dexterity and skill in the studio. As complex and enjoyable for home listening as it is for club atmospheres, this is a reminder of Bicep’s innate ability to capture rave culture at its finest.