Various – Voyeurhythm EP review

Artist: Megadon Betamax/Hollywood Nites/Benjamin Sun
Title: Voyeurhythm EP 2
Label: Voyeurhythm
Genre: House, Disco/Nu Disco
Format: 12″
Buy From: Juno Records

Little is known about this fledgling London-based house troupe, although the sheer quality of this EP suggests this won’t be the case for long. The second Voyeurhythm offering is loose and raw, evoking the spirit and sound of Chicago in a way that few can manage these days.

It opens with Megadon Betamax’s “He Can’t Love You”, a complete remake of the Chemise classic “She Cant Love You” on Emergency. This version flips the script on the original with a vocodored male vocal, but keeps true to the analogue 80’s boogie sound.

On the flip, Hollywood Nites chimes in with “Chi Intentions”, deep and raw proto-house which features sinister keys bouncing off a rumbling, Chicago-style bassline (as the name suggests).

Benjamin Sun rounds off the release with “Victoria Park”, a lovely slice of warm house in the mould of Motor City Drum Ensemble’s Raw Cuts series, and a worthy follow up to his effort on the first Voyuerhthym EP.

Review: Aaron Coultate