For our 12th release, HNH regular Karlton Phillips is taking us back to the old skool with the Acid Slaps EP.
The title track is a chunky cut of ‘ardcore ‘ouse. Combining Karlton’s trademark, razor-sharp percussion, chopped-up Todd Terry style hip-house vocals and 90s rave synth stabs all tied together with a huge rolling bassline. This one’s “for the DJs out there”, and we know you guys are gonna do some damage with it!
On second track ‘Up Above ’89’, Karlton ramps the euphoria up to 11. With its infectious vocal hook, bitter-sweet piano chords and bubbly organ melody, ‘Up Above’ comes like an unearthed gem from the golden days of New Jeresy house. Head back, eyes closed, hands in the air - the track asks us to “feel the rhythm of house” and we oblige.
Final track ‘Jackin Up The House’ is a deep and sultry number aimed square at the late night/early morning dancefloor sweet-spot. The piano stabs and the tight jackin drums hark backwards, but the glitched-out vocal licks keep things fresh and future.
Bringing together 3 old skool grooves with a 2k16 sheen and swagger, Karlton Phillips’ only gone and done it again.