Back in 2013, the artist previously known as Stupid Human morphed into Hugh Mane for a 12" of "recovered house" jams on Running Back. Here, the South London-based producer returns to Gerd Janson's label with more exotic, Balearic-influenced deepness for beach bars, after-parties and loved-up warm-up slots. He begins with the Italo-influenced electronic throb of the decidedly humid "Live Drama", before enhancing his Balearic credentials with the glistening guitars, '80s AOR shuffle and tropical melodies of "Groping In The Moonlight". "Snapshot Of Love" is a drowsy, dubbed-out Balearic deep house shuffler, while title track "Control Drama" rounds of the EP by way of International Feel style sun-kissed melodies, tactile rhythms and blissful synthesizer flourishes.
Killer debut on the Stupid Human label from System Status and Hugh Mane! The more attentive diggers out there will recognise System Status from a pair of excellent 12"s on his own Night Sweats label and he's also contributed to the Horn Wax cause. "Hands" finds the Cambridge based producer in fine form, laying down a crisp, boogie indebted production that has one of the warmest basslines in some time. Inskwel is a good choice to remix the track, given his own boogie flecked tastes and the Australian producer turns in a wonderfully gritty slowed down take that complements the original. Following his debut for Gerd Janson's Running Back, (not so) mysterious Hugh Mane provides "Up Synth Creek With A Greek", based around a naggingly familiar recycled melodic refrain that will nestle right in your head.