Howard Sessions – Dusted EP

June 8, 2013 in Singles

Howard Sessions Dusted EP 3am RecordingsThis came out on Monday, and now I look more closely at the hype sheet, I wish I’d reviewed it then, because the 3 June release date was chosen to mark ten years to the day since 3am Recordings’ first-ever release. Sorry Al… but happy belated birthday anyway!

Lost My Dog regular Howard Sessions is the man they’ve invited round for jelly and ice cream. Dusted in its original form is a dreamy, drifty but still energetic deep houser, tailor-made for afterhours floors and sporting a cheeky vocal steal from Circuit 22’s classic Shelter Me (also half-inched by Bizarre Inc back in the day). Audiotonic then serves up a lo-slung and chunkier refix with some killer wah-wah guitar licks.

You also get three mixes of Big Mike, a team-up between Howard and his brother Makka, all sporting the same sampled, spoken female vocal. The original could be Dave Lee with his Akabu head on, while a remix from Cargo resident Black Blooms operates in similar territory but with a heavier, druggier feel. Askani’s Latin Fusion Mix is fairly self-explanatory, really, though I’ve gotta say I’m not as convinced by the speeded-up vox here.

Nonetheless, a fine way to mark ten years in the game.

Out: This week, obviously

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