The Drum...Man's most basic, primal and long-lived instrument has long been the underpinning for much of popular music. Stripping away the drums from a house record is a little bit like pulling the wings off a butterfly or the legs off a gerbil. Its not only cruel but also leaves something that doesn't work anymore. Without the beats, all our club classics instantly fail. There are no hands in the air, no podiums and gurning is something that only happened in dance mythology. The Drum Kids E.P. is that act of dismemberment in reverse. Given a directive to use only drum machines, beat generators, rhythm reactors and blunt instruments to play with, each act were sent away to create a set of stand alone club records. The drums, the whole drum and nothing but the drum became the mantra as seasoned producers battled against their regular instincts. To leave huge banks of studio gear gathering dust and all those pretty flashing lights switched off cant be right...can it? The Drum Kids E.P. is the result of this experiment in gadget withdrawal. Each act has created something very different. Some tracks are beguiling in their simplicity, others sound strangely full in their complexity. Whatever the results, its certain that going back to the root of what made us all dance in the first place still works. All hail the drum!