The fourth album of Detroit's Jimmy Edgar, Majenta, is out today, and it's one of the most easily enjoyable dance releases of the year so far. Its production is clean and sparse, its references are broad, identifiable and respectful as they pump away ("Sex Drive" owes a debt to Frankie Knuckles and Jamie Principle's Chicago classic "Baby Wants to Ride," while "Let Yrself Be" is pure Inner City homage). But my favorite of its tributes are those paid to slow jams. The track above, "In Deep," is the album's concluding opus, which tips its hat to both Timbaland and Teddy Riley by way of Roger Troutman (it's kind of like an alternate scenario as to what it would sound like if Timbaland and Riley followed up their collaboration on the remix of Janet Jackson's "I Get Lonely"). It unfurls in a musky haze for a few minutes and then come some bass-music shuffles and a breakbeat. And then the real magic: "In Deep" breaks into a section riffing on the Art of Noise's "Moments in Love," maybe the definitive quiet-storm radio jam. (I almost was tempted to label that a spoiler alert because it feels like such a revelation.) "Moments" is a song that for years has say easily next to Phyllis Hyman and Freddie Jackson and Meli'sa Morgan and Teddy P., and Marvin, despite being created by a bunch of white people who had otherwise little to do with soul music. Nonetheless, it crossed over to the canon. Edgar's aspiration to do the same is palpable, and in a perfect world, he would.