Intent on delivering retro-futuristic club music, Classicworks have teamed up US producers Nick Hook, Vin Sol and Matrixxxman to deliver 3 pure underground dancefloor bangers. Looking to the past for inspiration, but also ensuring contemporary intensity, these tracks are not for the faint hearted! 'I Can Feel It' is old-skool techno with fast footwork-esque drums, '666 Wayz' is pure minimal ghetto house and 'High Volume' ends proceedings with a relentless kick and a plethora of retro vocal samples. You might want a little lie down after dancing to all three in a row.
As part of a collaboration between Ninja Tune and Serato, New York's Nick Hook has drawn upon a dizzying cast of characters to stitch together this EP of weighty funk jams that carries the torch from the early days of early West Coast electro. "JAMIT" is especially 80s flavoured with its impeccable guest turn from Egyptian Lover, while there's a spooked out trap vibe at work on "Going Back 2". Meanwhile Todd Edwards helps out on the pop-tinged, airy diversion of "Jaco", while Parliament legend Bernie Worrell lends some freaky synth lines to low-slung funker "Wurly". As you might imagine it's an eclectic listen but each track sounds powerful in its own right, while the rugged simplicity of the production holds everything together just right.