The original of Bad Habits – which features, on all mixes, a very distinctive spoken vocal of some guy talking about how he's got no plans to give up his bad habits just yet – is a dark, throbby deep/tech-house thing. Claire Ripley's remix is still in a tech-house vein but considerably more driving and floor-friendly, with some nice whompy bottom end. Joe Morris then gives us a languid 3am Dub refix taking us into cosmic disco/Balearic territory, and then the Kirsten Sees Mix is on a cleaner, less techy, more straight-up house tip to start out, then gets intriguingly wonky and jazzified as it goes on. I'd pick a fave but it's a bit pointless... they're all good and will all work dropped at the right time.
And that's not all, because you also get two mixes of Hissyfit, a deep and acid-y workout in its original form coming complete with a slightly darker, techier rerub from 3am main man Al Bradley, wearing his Chemical Warfare hat.
Excellent work all round, really.
Out: This week