After serving up the jacking techy goodness of Every Sound with Mike Newman for the recent Great Stuff Winter Grooves compilation, London duo Hoxton Whores return to the housey sounds they're more associated with for this melodic new EP on Great Stuff.
The Morning After is a stripped back yet lively take on peak-time house music, a simple, plump b-line driving skippy beats, huge builds and drops and Prince-esque chord sounds in the break. The main hook is a mischievous, light-footed little riff, energetic and infectious, bubbling away amidst pitch-shifting, stereo-delayed FX trickery. Feel good music.
Mirror takes a sleek, guttural bassline that's one part French house and one part slinky electro-disco, and threads it through breezy, delicate arpeggios, softly vocodered vocals and stabs with a decided lightness of touch. It's atmospheric but with a hefty dollop of funk, all driven by that killer bassline melody. Think somewhere between Roger Sanchez and Eric Prydz.