Hercules and Love Affair mastermind, Andy Butler, seems to surround himself with exceptional musicians from artistically ambitious dance floor circles with an almost instinctive sureness. A prime example of that would be Aérea Negrot, who is just as convincing as Hercules and Love Affair's chanteuse as she is on her glorious album, Arabxilla, released on BPitch Control. But the creative exchange works the other way round too: On his current EP, "Spending Time Together", BPitch veteran Kiki, has put the microphone into the hands of none less than Hercules and Love Affair singer, Shaun J. Wright. The two of them seem made for each other Shaun's soulful, laid-back vocals drape across Kikis slender and powerful produced beats like a dark silk cloth. The title track is classic house perfection: dark, sexy and cool. Also dark, albeit in another sense of the word, is the second track on the EP, Through Darkness. Nomen est omen: With his no-frills, dynamic house beat pushing right on forward, Kiki drives a breathless Shaun J. Wright incessantly through the night while the Original Mix is brightened by thick chords and soulful vocals, in Dark Dub, the music is swallowed up in the gloom of night. Kiki's maximum stripped-down beat und Shaun's minimalistic and fragmented vocals create an atmosphere of extreme intensity and high energy that needs to be experienced on the dance floor in the dead of night. Light at the end of the tunnel is promised by Bright Dub, announced for the "Spending Time Together" 12" vinyl, which will hit the shops in February 2013.