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?
Here Touch Sensitive revisit the sound of the 80s, an era when every Pizza Guy got lucky when delivering the Margheritas. Sounding like a homage to Tangerine Dream's famous Risky Business soundtrack, the track is a perfectly fluffy slice of infectious chillwave. Remix-wise, it's a hard fought battle between Fantastic Man's haunting trancer, I Cube's deep and luxurious dub and the raw, afterhours left-field vibes of Sage Caswell's rework.