Titled in reference to a prolonged global tour, Derwin Panda’s second album comes three years on from his lauded debut. Structurally, the 11 tracks stay true to the Essex-hailing producer’s brand of fractured electronica, but this time there’s more emphasis on world music. This journeyman theme is most prevalent on the samba patter of ‘Brazil’ and the far eastern feel of ‘Junk City II’ and ‘My Father In Hong Kong 1961’. Meanwhile, bygone eras of UK jungle and US house are paid homage on ‘S950’ and ‘Community’. The lack of a common thread means ‘Half Of Where You Live’ doesn’t immediately engage, but those who persevere, will be duly rewarded.
Label: Notown / Ghostly
You’ll like this, if you like: Falty DL ‘Hardcourage’ [Ninja Tune]
Standout tracks: ‘Brazil’, ‘S950’
Release date: 11th June