UK garage veteran Mike Delinquent ends a brief hiatus today, taking it back to the essence on new release "Kiss Chase" — a tidy blend of his staple sound with a mix of formative influences. Soulful newcomer Flo marks her entry point on "Kiss Chase" and leads strongly with a soaring vocal on the song about "unrequited love", and the games we play around it. Pinned by sharp flamenco-style strings and a killer 2-step pattern, there's live instrumentation (violins, cellos, and two instrumental solos) splattered across the record.

Mike Delinquent told Complex UK that he plans to further explore soul, jazz and Latin-fusion sounds, adding that, "production-wise, I am rediscovering my musical roots. I'm making the most complete-sounding compositions in my career to date, and I can't wait to share more of this side of me over the next 12 months or so."

It's out this Friday (Oct. 18), but you can hear "Kiss Chase" exclusively above.