Label boss Shir Khan describes Secret Gold as a "mini compilation series", with each release showcasing previously unheard cuts from the extended Exploited family. This second EP expands on the three-track formula of the first, offering five solid saunters into the worlds of house and techno. There's a chunk of revivalist rave-era house fuzziness from Jesse Perez (the sturdy "Mama Me la"), a formidably bass-heavy tech-boompty take on Claptone's "Maximum" from Joyce Muniz and some delicious synth futurism-meets-deep house from Purple Velvet. Oh, and some siren-laden midtempo "Bounce" from the fast-rising Jack Fell Down.
Brighton's Timo Garcia has seen his stock steadily rise in the world of tech house over the past few years. Here he teams up with fellow house hero Wagstaff to deliver the impressively ominous "Fibonacci", an almost seven minute moody teched-out jam full of evocative atmospherics and full throbbing bass melodies. Elsewhere on the remix front we have Copy Paste Soul, who opts for a livelier version with rolling, skippy drums and retro organ sounds, whilst Jacky goes for a much more frenetic harder Eurohouse vibe.