'In Knots' - the debut release by new Irish producer Manzana Kicks, has already gained club love from Dixon, Terrence Parker, Tim Sweeney, Medlar, Severino and Mister Saturday Night.
'In Knots' combines key elements of proper house and modern disco with a healthy quota of bounce and squelch, resulting in a fresh, original and quirky club bomb. Mr Fingers AKA Larry Heard delivers reworks of 'In Knots', which find the Chicagoan legend on top form. Larry was so inspired by the original he ended up on a creative roll, turning out four eerily-beautiful, sparse and emotive versions, that are classic Heard.
Another Manzana Kicks original - 'Slow Train' - is disembodied voices, rugged house beats, techno stabs and deep fathoms of atmosphere. On his dub Optimo's JD Twitch takes 'Slow Train' into a dark tunnel, linking 90s echoic darkness to modern, acid-tinged avant techno; think Forgemasters' 'Conga' meets the Sabres remix of OHM's 'Tribal Tone' meets Laurent Garnier's 'Crispy Bacon'! The Scottish renaissance man also closes the EP, with his mix of the same track, adding clanging percussion and 8 bit bleep to create an abstract gem.