This Hamburg label has always done things a little bit differently, and it's no exception on Hoppla. Arsy delivers the title track; heavy claps and chopped-up beats provide the focus, with a menacing bassline working its way through the drum-heavy arrangement. If that wasn't enough, then there's Rubinskee's "Talk" to contend with. Once again, the emphasis is on an off-centre groove and a shaking rhythm, with sensuous vocal samples merged with jazzy keys that conjure up images of balmy nights and the tequila-soaked taste of salt on the lips. It's as sensual as house music gets.
What with its vintage-looking artwork and retro sounds, you could be forgiven for thinking this EP was a re-issue from back in the day. Club 303 however, is actually a contemporary clubnight in Mexico run by producer/DJs Andre VII and Julian Discoruido. This two-track single is their homage to the joys of old skool dance music. The title track is a beefed-up slice of 21st century acid house complete with rolling bassline and big splashy snares that build into a hysterical climax. "In & Out" is an explosive exploration of classic Chicago house featuring contributions from local producer Rubinskee.