Fresh from dropping that Trumpet & Badman 12", UTTU offshoot Hot Haus Recs returns with a killer slab from the excellent London based duo Kodiak. If you enjoyed the kaleidoscopic rave of Spreo Superbus, Kodiak's debut release last year on Numbers, then your senses will throb with delight when exposed to the Dragon Drop EP which brandishes two all new club burners and a killer refix from the 'up & coming' Eliphino. The title cut sounds like vintage 90s era Timbalaand double dropped and splayed over a near footwork tempo beat pattern and in hands the Eliphino the sense of euphoria is replaced by sub heavy darkness. The best is saved till last with the slalom like stab heavy house of "Egyptian Nights".
Ever committed to their position on the wild frontier of glossy party sounds, the first Numbers release of 2012 reveals a brand new production duo from London who go by the name of Kodiak. Kicking off on a jagged UK Funky rhythm, "Spreo Superbus" piles on the drama from the first bars as whipcrack snare delays and rushy synth pitch bends lead to the first of many drops. The production is immaculate, packing scores of detail into the framework, from ranging synths to a multitude of vocal snippets, off beat bass stabs and clattering yet precise percussion. Tempering those rambunctious attributes, Actress snakes in with his Uraeus remix and pares things down instantly with a low slung beat, spacious chords and vaporous hisses. It's not until the twilight of the track that a nasty bassline comes crawling in to ruffle the feathers of its sonic compatriots. Girl Unit isn't pulling any punches with his reworking, riding a smoother beat but keeping the delirious synth energy of the original intact before slamming down into an electro-fied freak-out full of edgy ripples of melody. While the remixes do well to give credit to the source, it's the original that really shines on this release for sheer flair and studio prowess, not to mention a deadly knack for creating hype out of pure digital freakery.
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