Although this tidy little 7" from Mako and The Hawk might sound like it was made in the late 80s on a pair of cassette players, these two beatsmiths are very much part of the current wave of dance producers, and Number Nine is there to support them on their mission. "The Devil Made Me Do It" is a funky, breaks-heavy funk bomb guided by Chima Anya's masterful lyricism, while "Strut Your Strut" is slower, looser and that little bit deeper for those B-side cats. Whether you're into old-school hip-hop or soul music, this EP has what it takes to float your boat good and proper.
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