Canada's Rennie Foster isn't afraid to break new ground - he's already bravely pushed saxophone acid for example. Here he's moved on to retro hip-house, with the classic mix of "Do It Like Hip Hop" fusing 90s organ-bass house (think Robin S) with vintage interview clips of rappers explaining themselves. It's a potent mix that lends itself to a more thoughtful dancefloor experience. Electro-house producer Spiltmilk, rolls up with a stripped back 4/4 version with some pretty squelchy low-end.
Originally released a few years ago as part of a compilation on Derrick May's Transmat label, the "Floatilla" track now finally gets its own full release. Certainly, the hook-up with Ornaments, a renowned dub techno label, makes a lot of sense for Foster and his cerebral sounds. The title track fuses the Canadian producer's love of reflective, Detroit melodies and hooks with a throbbing dub groove, and buried deep in the mix, some haunting vocals. "Infinity Lesson" and the ambient reprise version follow in a similar vein, with deep chord washes filtered over a chugging, robust groove to hypnotic effect.