Remixes come from Dinamix and Marco C
Alex M (Italy) returns on his own Hang On Music imprint with a sweet tech-hous two-tracker that comes complete with remixes by Dinamix and Marco C.
First up is the original mix of Candy, which starts with a breakbeat intro that's added to with a strong kick, a punchy electro bassline and swung hi-hats. These elements make up a great funky backbeat, which is overlaid with female vocal samples and features a number of breakdowns with rave-esque stabs and sounds, and has a neat hip-house feel to it. This is followed by the Dinamix Remix, which has a swung drum pattern with cowbells and claps and features loads of mad sounds and the cut-up female vocal sample. It again has a very funky feel and is very upbeat.
Next up is the original mix of Look Out, which has a distinctly old school drum intro that breaks down with the addition of the bassline, and continues with spoken female vocals. Another solid dancefloor groover. The Marco C remix of Look Out comes next and is a lot tougher from the off, with a chunky drum intro, a tight, relentless bassline and the vocal samples used to great effect. Finally you have the Dub Mix, which another quality production that's eminently playable.
So, welcome to candyland! With five sweet treats that are immersive and very floor-friendly, there are no runts in this litter of tasty tech-house twisters.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 7 May
Review Score: 9