When You Gonna Learn (Spencer Parker's Workdub) - (6:29) 133 BPM
When You Gonna Learn (Mella Dee mix) - (6:24) 134 BPM
Review: Spencer Parker makes a rare appearance outside of his Work Them label with this hard-hitting EP. Issued on Mella Dee's label, the release starts with the title track's jagged piano stabs, firing percussion and a gurgling acid line. It's the fastest, most intense track that Parker has produced to date and is a sure-fire peak time bomb. Parker's own 'Workdub' isn't quite as heavy, with the Work Them boss focusing on a dub-heavy bass and relentless snares. The same can't be said for Mella Dee's take; dropping doom-laden vocals and a rising siren riff, the arrangement is effortlessly filtered in and out of a buzz-saw bass.
Review: Originally released on Parker's 2018 Dance Music long player, "You're Under..." now appears on Rekids in remixed format. Fadi Mohem's take is a shimmering, dubbed out affair, led by churning chords, while Truncate's version sits at the other end of the techno spectrum. Led by a niggling organ riff and cavernous kicks, it's an expertly executed slab of peak time techno. Label owner Radio Slave contributes two versions; working with P.Leone, they deliver a solid, linear groove, replete with pitch bent vocals and ominous riffs. When he flies solo, Radio Slave chooses a radically different route, with a pulsating groove and shrieking vocal samples prevailing.