The title track may come as a surprise to those who have followed Middleton throughout the years. Although he has flirted with many different sounds and styles over the years, he hasn't really dipped his toes in minimalism until now. Of course, this being Middleton, his approach is radically different to everyone else, as a heavy, timestretched bass soundtracks an insane frequency-shifting climax. "Hawke's Groove" sees the UK producer revert to his deep house type. Its bass is resonating and cloaked in an acidic undercurrent, while woozy chords bubble underneath the surface. But the most important aspect of this track is the fact that it's dedicated to the late, great Kenny Hawkes.
Various - "One More Tune" (continuous DJ mix by Tom Middleton) - (1:15:33) 128 BPM
In case you missed this on its first release in 2009, PMI have rebooted Tom's One More Tune mix for your home and headphone pleasure. An interesting concept that celebrates those special, emotional finales of the night, he's combined lesser-known underground moments such as Blu Mar Ten's "All Over Again" and Mustafa's "Bom Demais" with seminal scene shapers like "Promised Land" and "Strings Of Life". Pinned by reprises and rephrases of his own track "One More Tune", it's incredibly well put together and stands its near-four year age rather well indeed.