The raw jackin' antics of early Chicago merges with the sludgy new-school attitude of outsider house (can you still call it that?) on the second instalment on Northern Powerhouse. It's quite fitting then to discover that the project is comprised of Alex Handley (who has been producing since the mid '90s in projects such as Primordial Soup) and Nigel Rogers aka Perseus Traxx. The crunchy syncopated rhythms of vintage drum computers, with the chorus drenched bounce of the legendary Juno 106 bassline and classic FM pads of the most celestial kind make up the dirty magic on "House Of York". On the flip, the savage lo-fi grind of "Bell Pit" swims in a filthy analogue bubblebath of saturation and overdrive - and we loved it!
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