Heading up the charge is Tony Rodelli, who supplies two of the EP's four tracks. Lost Love is an atmospheric, near-instrumental groove with drawn-out synth washes, old skool chords and chopped-up male vocal snips sitting atop chugging, rolling beats, while the EP's title track is another slow-moving, moody cut with "it's like that" vocal insertions (nothing to do with the Run DMC track, btw) above mournful chords, glitchy clicks n' pops and a bassline that's got 'mid-80s Easy Street' written all over it.
Elsewhere, Kurtz's Retrostatic continues the Jersey connection with its languid organ-led stylings, while completing the EP is a surprise appearance by none other than Bid Muzik boss Sean Biddle, who here leaves the hi-octane disco-house alone for a minute and shows he knows how to move the more underground floors as well, The Chicago Blueberry being a tuff deep chugger with a male voice namechecking the Windy City on a loop throughout and synths that nod, just a little and to these ears anyway, to Guerrilla-style progressive house circa 1992/93.
Four solid, driving cuts best suited to afterhours action in dark basements, with Kurtz just edging it for me.
Out: This week