||1.||"Nano Kids" (vox)|
||2.||"Feel The Soul" (vox)|
||1.||"Nano Kids" (instrumental)|
||2.||"Feel The Soul" (instrumental)|
Rush Hour, feted by all for their output in 2010, eschew any laurel resting opportunities with an absolute shed load of twelve inches this week, lead by this gloriously gloopy EP of warehouse jams from Freak Seven. The alias of Manchester based producer Naveed Akhtar, Freak Seven was last seen dropping some Detroit tinged output on New Kingdom some seven years ago. This release marks a well overdue return and is drenched in house music history thanks to the vocal contribution from Aniff Akinola, who's CV includes co-writing "Voodoo Ray"! This pub quiz fact is barely the most impressive aspect, with the title track "Nano Kids" dripping with a pulsating sweaty bleeping energy which combines brilliantly with Akinola's anthemic vocal refrain. This is complemented by the rougher, darker sonic headfuck of "Feel The Soul" with percussion bouncing off the rumbling rubber band bass, off kilter rhythms combining with spooked out sax flourishes and heavily phased vocals that suddenly rise to dominate brilliantly at the mid section. Instrumentals are on the flip but seem lacking in comparison.
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