Review: If you like your house deep, down and dirty then this latest offering from Tsuba - the work of label boss Kevin Griffiths and Peace Division's Justin Drake - should be right up your street. 'Dirty Sanchez' is a looping, bassy throbber with a parping sax line buried deep in the mix, 'Cranium' is another bass-centric affair with an extended beatless breakdown in the middle, 'Hounslow East' is a 4am deep dancefloor workout centred around a nagging synth riff and, again, a hefty bottom end, while completing the EP is 'Jaunty Angles', a pacier house jam with a tech-y edge and old skool vocal micro-snips.
Review: Three years on from their well-received Midnight Special debut, former Peace Division man Justin Drake and Tsuba boss Kevin Griffiths return with more tried-and-tested underground house fodder. They begin with the hypnotic, late night shuffle of "Glitter Juice", where sparse vocal samples ride a killer bassline and Panoramabar-friendly tech-house grooves. The same tech-house-with-classic-influences approach can be found on the wonderfully tactile "Blow Hard" - whose sub-bass is particularly powerful - while "Hogs Back" sees them explore deep house territory via some rolling, Swag-style rhythms, sunrise-friendly chords and clicking, tech-house touches. All three tracks pack a punch, while remaining subtle enough for those "deep in the mix" moments.