The ghetto funk original is spiced up by General Narco, who orders plenty of hyper-kinetic beats and sends a bad-ass b-line out to battle with the feelgood vocals of Kymberley Kennedy. This General is set to be a major force in beats, bass and breaks.
Superb rhymes from a superb new talent from LA, Gavlyn, whose rhymes betray a vulnerability and fluidity all too rare in today's age of over-compensating femme shoutiness - 'Guilty Pleasure' flows like the finest bourbon over your day, loosening those shoulders up, rolling out that stress. Sublime sax crests over perfectly tough beats, the keyboards and bass keeping things in that divine place exactly between the vertical and horizontal. Keep an eye on her, she might just make 2014 her own.
A lesser-seen instrumental from the usually very vocal Ad Brown here, possibly down to Shawn Mitiska’s influence. ‘Pulse’ develops into a cool, chugging, borderline austere prog-trancer that leans heavily and confidently on the panned, phased sweeps of its minimal lead line. If it’s all too stripped down for you, Ali Wilson’s ‘TEKELEC Remix’ gives it one hefty shove in the direction of the main room.
2013 was Jack Mumdance’s year, hands down, with huge releases on Tectonic and Keysound that pummelled the dancefloors across the globe. So whilst you’ll recognise the agitated machine swing of 'Its Peak' on the b-side, with its palette of weird scrapes, dystopian atmospheres and pneumatic drums, you’ll be most surprised by the melodious charms of 'Springtime', a mellifluously hazy tribute to the welcomed warmer months and, perhaps, a hint at a new sound for the producer?