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.
Rights For Men (House Of Ties remix) - (7:20) 127 BPM
Rights For Men (Adriana Lopez remix) - (6:16) 128 BPM
Rights For Men (Young Male remix) - (7:42) 127 BPM
Review: The Work Them boss has commissioned three excellent remixes of his 2014 release. First up is Berlin DJ Mr Ties, with a rare remix. Focusing on a tracky rhythm, he uses pitch-bent vocals and blaring synth stabs to turn the original into a heads-down, tough house jam, reminiscent of the Wild Pitch sound. Adriana Lopez follows with a remix that is redolent of Sandwell District, all wind tunnel hypnotism and insistent sub-sonic bleeps - the only variable is a repetitive vocal sample. Last but not least it'a he turn of Young Male, who delivers the heaviest version, a tough techno workout with just the right hint of aggressive energy.