Luxembourg upstart Vacuum packs in another banquet-level bounty on Fatman Dee's Biological brand. It's jump-up, but not as we know. Loose, swaggering and leftfield, there's a rich, tangible funk to cuts such as "Low" and "Play It For Me" that's reminiscent of TC's early work. Deeper into the feast we chow down on the neuro-tinged title track, guzzle a gallon of groove juice on the low-slung alien-rattling "Rollers" and climax with the space-bound wobble grizzler "So We Stop". Time to wipe those bass crumbs from our beards and get busy.
Luxembourg lashings: Vacuum sharpens his Gun fingers for a cool mildly conceptual EP. The intro and outro make for cool DJ creativity but it's the three main meals between them that need our attention the most: "Run Away" is a steam-powered roller, "Breakdown" subverts the triplet vibe with a crafty combination of soulful vocals, soft synths and an Annix level gurgle-bass riff while "Elemental" is powerful enough to massage an entire Rampage crowd. On point.
On a label that was created to give a platform to the up-and-comers of this world, Vacuum is thriving. Putting his own brand of dark-edged, jump-up flavoured sound to the test, this EP is filled with forays into the darker end of the scene. Striving for the underground, he hits the mark in sleek stepper "Confusion" and strange experiment "Scissors". The rest of the EP flexes his jump-up muscles, offering a grisly insight into a hyperactive, nocturnal mind. Expect to be making some moves towards the dancefloor to quite a few of these bad 'uns.
Batten down the hatches! A "Torpedo" is set to wreak havoc upside your area and, with all its trippy vocal twists, it's clear Vacuum doesn't give two hoots how much damage he causes. Deeper into the torrential storm we go... "Stop Them" will tear a hole in your roof with its Prototypes riff flourishes, "Fadeout" could create a sink hole with its Hazard-style bass hook before filling it with epicness on the chorus while "Windshield" will protect us from future brutal acts of mother nature with its bouncy halftime hook. The EP comes complete with an exclusive jump-up slammer "Combat". Pure black belt business.
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