As Prime Numbers and their good captain Trus'me head ever further towards techno waters, so the latest batch of reclamations of old tracks from David Wolstencroft see some stellar turns in the department of tough rhythms and futuristic melodies. Ben Klock takes a subtle approach in the scattershot effect of his version of "W.A.R. Dub", splaying beats across the bar and letting tiny slices of sample fall into a tense looping broth. Vakula is clearly feeling up for it on his version of "Need A Job", throwing down a serious acid line and building the simmering energy up around this monolith of musical intensity. Ryan Elliot takes a less immediate tact as his quietly whirring drums and distant melodics drag you into an after hours feeling for the last ones standing.
With a name like Trus' me and an album named Treat Me Right you could easily be fooled in thinking David James Wolstencroft is a needy character. Trus' us, he really isn't. With years of experience as a journeyman DJ, producer and label head honcho, he cuts some seriously confident moves. And his third album is one of his boldest to date. Ranging from pumping tech-tonked groove of "I Want You" (complete with ace use of a well known Kariya vocal) to the deeper, hypnotically penetrating groove of the Moodyman-like "Moonlight Kiss", Treat Me Right showcases some serious studio skills while representing everything that's great about house and techno.
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