Eddie C – Tell Me review

Flashback, Endless Flight and Jiscomusic are just three of the labels that have bestowed upon our ears and hips the musical brilliance of Canadian producer du jour Eddie C. Equally, Hometaping Is Killing Music have impressed with every single one of their releases since the debut from The Revenge in October last year. Thus, it’s not rocket science to expect great things from the former’s debut on the latter, and you will not be disappointed. A core vocal sample drives “Tell Me” and is wrapped in layer upon layer of typically intricate production from the Canadian. Crisp 808 syncopation drops in and out, string arrangements sit deep in the mix and the warmest of basslines running throughout gives the track that extra dancefloor impetus.

Rising Australian talent Tornado Wallace is employed to remix the track, adding a sheen of hissing Detroit deepness to proceedings, with midnight synth lines and soaring chords floating atop the cavernous bass, undulating percussion and submerged vocals of a slightly slower but just as impressive version. Special praise however is reserved for “Organised”, the old school track that separates the aforementioned. A brilliantly sweaty organ riff is central to this jacking bit of warehouse fodder, with vocal harmonies and crowd noises cut up and slipped into the spaces between the pounding beat and throbbing bassline. Excellence as per usual from all involved.

Tony Poland