The heathens and the outlaws are back with a bumper EP that gets down low and dirty.
As everyone knows, the best house music is kept simple and that is exactly what NZ and South Africa’s Kennedy and Matt Prehn’s have done. Le Freak takes a four bar disco sample and turns it inside out. Trippy vocals, wobbly sub and drums that pack a punch make this a go-to for late night basement sessions.
J. Kara goes deep with analogue pads, delayed stabs, 808 bass and a broken tech beat. Add the soul and it’s a track that cuts across genres, equally at home early doors in a warehouse or on a beach as the sun comes up.
Mexico’s finest export Picotropico flips an 80s classic (the clue’s in the title) into a Balearic monster. Added bass, percussion, synths plus a whole load of dance floor know-how serves up a rework that is super fresh.
Detroit and Japan meet as The Stooges’ Mike Watt provide bass to the classic house sound of R-04. Close your eyes and you could be in the Sound Factory Bar as Frankie weaves his magic and drops this bomb.
Finally, the Hardway Brothers rinses The Secret Soul Society into a pitched down chugging masterpiece. It’s head music for the dance floor that channels the spirit of the Guv’nor. Ambient, industrial, techno and krautrock are all thrown into the mix to make something that defies categorisation.
Justin Robertson – Fabulous.
Dicky Trisco – Le Freak is odd. I like that!
Aldrin Zouk (Zouk Club) – Diggin’ Konban Wa & El Salvador. Thanks!
Tici Taci Music – Very decent collection…nods all round. hard to pick a winner but it’s a battle between Picotropico and Sean “busy year” Johnston.