Despite their fairly deep and tech-tinged roots, Drumpoet Community have a tendency to get anthemic every now and then (see AFMB's spine-tingling "Backup Days" from a couple of years back). This two-tracker from up and coming producer Gianni Siravo is one of those occasions. Lead cut "Basement Chord" is a real shirts-off affair - a riotous, basement-friendly combination of bumpin', boompty-influenced low-end bounce, Detroit-techno influenced hissing hi-hats, rave-era riffery and nagging piano hooks. It even has some sharp, high-end strings and whispered vocal samples. It's not so much big but gargantuan! The accompanying "Basement Dub" tones it down a touch, focusing on the groove for darker late night moments.
It's been almost a year since Gianni Siravo's last outing as Washerman, the rather fine "Basement Chord". Here he delivers two more basement-bothering late night stompers in his inimitable style. Both "Sneaker Girlz" - an exercise in energy-raising peaktime stomp, with just enough late night hyponotism - and "Siren Chords" sound like echoes of a more innocent age, when this kind of hissing, driving, darkroom funk was all the rage. It's "Siren Chords" that most impresses, though, with its bouncing riffs, bleep-era bass and relentless air-horns delivering the kind of rush-inducing thrills rarely found in today's shiny house productions.