Aussie duo HWLS (Ta-ku and Kit Pop) have been bringin' some major hype of late, even providing a mix for Diplo and friends on Radio 1xtra recently. Now it's time for the money shot as it were, with this, their eponymous EP arriving courtesy of Future Classic. It's fair to say that the hype has been justified with these four tracks literally fizzing with energy. Eschewing titles for good old numerics may irritate some, but with the poppy trap of 001, the horror hop (complete with slasher sounds) of 003 and the shrill R&B of 004, who cares?
George Maple is quickly making a name for herself in the deep house circuit and it's partly thanks to her collaborations with the likes of Deetron et al. This time she pops up on Future Classic with a dope five-tracker entitled Vacant Space, and the title track is a weird and wonderful submersion into the deepest depths of house music. "Talk Talk" is features some delightful R&B vocals amid slow-stepping beats, while "Call Of The Wild" is a post-dubstep kinda cut which just keeps on rolling and rolling. Sweet.