Monday, 30 November 2009

King Cosmic - Freaky Queen

WTF is going on in Leeds at the moment? This is yet another new label based in "the heart of the West Yorkshire conurbation", which makes at least 17 since 9.30 this morning. Slow down, tyke-y house types!

Nah, s'good. Anyway, yeah, Freaky Queen, which is OUT TODAY and is a pretty groovy tech-houser except I'm not feeling that vocal at all, possibly because it reminds me of Iggy Pop singing Wild One (not that there's anything wrong the Ig, you understand). So it's lucky then that Bulgaria's KiNK provide a throbbing, vocal-free retro acid remix, which is my pick of the crop here. Other mixes come from Timmy Stewart, whose mix is quite like the original without the vocal, but unfortunately also sans the bouncy bit at the end, and Paul Hardy, who goes for a slighly more dramatic, bigger room feel.

About: Don't know anything about Hot Milk Records, apart from that they're brand new and this is HOTMILK001. And they're in Leeds, obviously. But here's the label's MySpace, and also there's a Resident Advisor label profile thingummy here.

King Cosmic, meanwhile, is Leigh Williamson, who used be half of Cosmic Groove Transmission. CGT had stuff out on [briquerouge], DiY, Low Pressings and Odori, while as King Cosmic Leigh's also recently graced Ireland's excellent Elevation, so he's got quite a good CV already.

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