Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Ethyl & Huxley - 3 Feet High

A decent deep/tech-house offering from E&H here, complete with not one but two remixes from Roman Flügel, once of Alter Ego fame (on which, more in a mo').

The original of 3 Feet High is a midpaced swayer of a tune, with a pleasingly capacious bottom end but other than that, a 'less is more' approach overall. It'd be better suited to afterhours/warmup play than peaktime action I'd suggest but there's nothing wrong with that.

And the remixes? Not having been following the career of Mr Flügel in recent years I must admit I was pleasantly suprised, because the man once responsible for horrible shrill glitch garbage like Geht's Noch (sorry, but I think it's one of the worst records ever made) now seems to have returned to making proper house. And so his two rubs of 3 Feet High are actually rather good, Mix 1 bringing out the track's driftaway, dreamy side while Mix 2 gets down and dirty on the dancefloor with an even phatter bottom-end than the Original.

Overall, it's possibly a bit 'deep in a trendy Hoxton way' as opposed to 'deep in a sweaty northern basement' kinda way but it's really very good all the same…

Out: This week… Saturday to be precise.

About: This is the debut release from Ethyl & Huxley's own Saints & Sonnets label. You can find 'em on Facebook and there's an interesting little write-up on Resident Advisor.

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