Review: The title track is the big room offering on this release. Taking inspiration from tribal house from the early 00s as well as the more precise nature of modern day tech house, it is the model of functionality as a robust vocal-sample heavy groove features the sound of jet plane dives and whooshes bombing in overhead. Yet despite the fact that it's less immediate, Saytek and McKay impress more with "Push". Built from roughly the same elements, it is more stripped back and sees the duo focus on heavy drums, an irresistible vocal sample and the heaviest hats in techno since Sandwell District's departure.
Review: It's no coincidence that Joseph Keevill aka Saytek is best known for his live sets; this new EP on Hike sounds like it was recorded in one take. "Warsaw" moves from spiky percussion and a firing rhythm into a wild acid meltdown. It's a busy, vivid affair. "Berlin" starts off with more restraint, but soon enough it moves into hypnotic stabs and filters that support a stream of consciousness vocal. They are different but equally intoxicating arrangements - can Kevin Saunderson better them with his edit of "Warsaw"? Certainly the Detroit techno legend turns it into a cleaner, more streamlined rhythm and echoes of his Reese bass sound lurk in the background, but Saytek's original material manages to hold its own.