January 22, 2016 in Singles
Y’know I was just on about the wonky, off-kilter Jersey garage Madhouse used to specialise in (see Brad Coleman review, below)? Well that wouldn’t be a bad point of reference for opener here Give It Up, either, what with its reversed synth/organ sounds, busy shuffling beats and heavily filtered male and female soulful vocal bites. Cat’s Theme, too, rides a twitchy, stuttering rhythm, albeit a much more stripped-back one this time, topping same with old-school cascading pianos, a hip-swaying b-line and female “New Jersey!” shouts. And finally Mind Is Free is a slightly smoother, mellower, organ-fuelled jam with driving 4/4s and spoken, self-help-y male vox.
The latter takes the gold for me, but fans of dat raw Jersey shit are strongly advised to check all three!
Out: This week on Traxsource, everywhere else from 5 Feb.