Review: It was only a matter of time before Me & Her's output would end up in the capable hands of Jamie Jones, so this new EP for the man's sublabel, Hottrax, feels like a natural achievement for the duo. But this is a special affair for various reasons; not only is the original cut to "Wild Rage" a breath of fresh air for both the imprint itself and the enlarged tech-house movement, but there's a rather special selection of remixers too. UK bass-house specialists Dense & Pika rework the original mix into a reverb-heavy techno nodder with a heavy selection of drums and dubby waves, followed by Detroit's DJ Bone and his tribalistic take on the tune...a hypnotic ride that perfectly encapsulates the man's skill and energy behind the decks. KILLAH.
Review: Constructed as a vessel for a more analogue kind of club pounder for Jamie Jones and friends, Hottrax hit their fourth release with a turn from previous Hot Creations artist wAFF, who drops two starkly different cuts for the club that still hold true to the vibe of the crew from which the record rises. "Puke It Up" is a main room beast, with a tough and unrelenting drum battalion surging forth underneath ranging horn tones and an insistent vocal slither worked into a chant. Elsewhere "Love" is much lighter in tone, with a playful lead synth that speaks to a refreshing reset button at the end of the night with a vocal hook that sounds like it comes from Barrington Levy.