Always as committed to acts of subversion as he is to celebrating the classic in house and techno, DJ Haus is back with a long-player's worth of bangers dropped with that arch knowledge of what has always set the best parties off across thirty years of dance music. There's a whiff of garage about tracks such as "Trumpet & Badman" and "Feel It", while things get into seriously rolling form on breakbeat workout "Cold As Ice". Really though, it's fat, cheeky basslines throughout and more choppy vocal hooks than you can shake a pair of lungs at, to be taken with a pinch of salt even as it forces that ass wiggle in the most cynical of music snobs.
Continuing to bait overly serious dance music with unashamed rave fodder, Unknown To The Unknown enlist a couple of rough and ready remixers in to take DJ Haus' "Needin U" into further realms of large. R1 Ryders step up first with more breaks than a Channel 5 film, wasting no time in launching into a dark slice of rolling old-skool goodness drenched in mammoth synths. Photonz's remix may seem restrained in comparison, kicking off on a haunting refrain and submerged beats, all the while edging towards a proper drop that calls to mind the finest space age machinations of Yorkshire bleep.
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