The past few years have seen an increase again in popularity of classic house, but a lot of the releases sound too clean and clinical, digitally enhanced but without the raw soul. Thankfully, Emerson's latest record has that quality in spades. "Pressure" is a slamming groove, led by distorted kicks and a grainy bass, while "Quoi" is even more edgy. There, chopped up vocal samples are thrown in over a stop-start jacking groove. Gerd Janson and Lauer's Tuff City Kids collaboration deliver two versions that further highlight this approach. The "Clean Shave" version resonates to heavy claps and dank acid lines, while the "Blade" version is a heavier, harder exploration of this theme.