Fresh grimey house goodness from this Canadian pairing on an excellent new release from Party Guy. HXDB channels Boddika and Pearson Sound on the UKF-meets-808 funk of "Once Bytten", while the pair break out some Blawan-esque drum heat on the fantastically moody acid blast of "Bassixx". Really strong stuff that deserves to be snapped up by fans of heady and future-focused bass music.
Everything about this release is straight to the point: the song is named after the central Afro-Cuban instrument/rhythm that forms the entire basis of the tune, which is a no-nonsense purpose-built club track in itself. Even the record label is called Party Guy, in other words this raw and minimal tune has only one ambition and that is to make people to move! If, incredibly, it somehow fails to happen, "Cut Two", ought to get the job done by getting heavier on the percussion before delivering an acidic 303 bassline.