Saving this utterly unoriginal track from the humiliating depths of cheddar gorge is the Original Sin remix. The hands-in-the-air, aimed-at-the-freshers vibe is completely obliterated by the man's uncontrollable need to make the dance as dirty as possible. After a 45 second energy building intro the bass drops with dramatic and floor devastating effect, the rolling stomper includes a signature sounding screech. Another smash from the multi award winner.
'Stupid Poignant Shit' is the album Lee Scott is about to drop (following his excellent collaboration with Bill Shakes 'Grumpy Underground Comeback Shit'), and 'Sunshine' provides not only a great preview but also a fond, scabrous farewell to the season gone and the darkness coming. Magnificent miserablism on the mic but it's Ill's production that draws you back again and again to this, each element (bass, beats, very little else) gaining cumulative power precisely from what he DOESN'T do to them. Maximal minimalism at its finest.
A band made up of a Japanese ex-punk singer, Swedish hockey player-turned-guitarist and a British hip-hop fan sounds quite an intriguing prospect, and the fact their EP is on Record Makers makes for even more reason to give it a spin. 'Fire' is a kind of down-tempo late nighter and Kasper Bjorke brings out a darker and more restrained feel in his remix, which is the best of the bunch included here.
Cardiff's Chesus is a man of many talents. When he's not doing hip-hop as half of The Darkhouse Family, he's turning out this sort of bumpy funk for Gerd's 4lux label. Solid, jazzy, ace.