This latest Head High excursion is a brutally honest portrayal of how former styles can seamlessly integrate with more contemporary influences to create something that's both interesting and experimental but without forsaking a more grounded musical framework. Zigg Gonzaless, a new facade created to express Rene Pawlowitz's smoother personality, steps up with a sweltering quasi-deep house bomb. Its accompanying female vocal, softly echoing the word: "house" over and over, blends fluidly with the delayed chords bouncing freely between the sliding plates of percussion. It almost sounds like the birth-child of "Rave", Shed's previous Power House seducer, albeit for its slower tempo and considerably gentler arrangement. It's with Head High's remix of "Penny Pincher" that Rene gives us our duly expected bewilderment however; after all, his previous remix of Joy O's "Ellipsis" was nothing short of flabbergasting. A ferocious mishmash of booming kicks and rattling hi-hats shake frenziedly above a vortex of white noise, with Shed's familiarly brooding chords in sight - a track which further manifests his skill at creating solid, relentless grooves which are built with both the listener and DJ in mind.
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