As Bass Culture proudly reaches its 40th release, it gives us great pleasure to welcome back John Jastszebski after he last turned out an EP for us back in 2012. Releases for Phonogramme and Robsoul in the past two years have confirmed that he is a force to be reckoned with in the booming Parisian house and techno scene. His approach on the Would Be Back E.P fits in perfectly with the Bass Culture aesthetic, delivering tracks with a simple immediacy, always loaded with soul in just the right places, but never shirking the all-important groove. "Would Be Back"s sturdy beat leads neatly up to a colourful burst of piano chords and rousing strings that make this into a perfect summer house cut. "Fevrier" comes on with an entirely different season in mind, as mysterious and dubby tendrils of synths and samples unfurl around each other with a distinctly wintry mood. "My Girl" meanwhile keeps the energy levels up with a stripped back, punchy beat, filling the space in the mix out with rousing pads that soothe and uplift.For a remix of "Would Be Back", we decided to turn to a long-time legend of the UK house scene, Nail. His remix takes a more emotive approach to John's original, dropping in some playful synth lines and dreamy effects with stunning results. Reaching across all seasons, situations and times of day and night, the Would Be Back E.P delivers just the kind of versatile house music that sets our souls alight here at Bass Culture.