The EP features three original cuts, plus rerubs from Supernova and Joe Pompeo
Amsterdam duo Black Girl/White Girl's blend of tripped-out house and techno has already found favour with the likes of Green Velvet, Jamie Jones and Hector Couto. This latest EP, which features three tracks in a total of five mixes, will surely only enhance their growing reputation.
The EP kicks off with The Great Space Chase, a house cut with a building percussive intro, a funky bassline, vocal snippets and pad sounds. It's based around a DJ talking about taking the crowd on a musical journey, which works well and fits the song's own musical approach nicely. Next you have the Original Mix of Sugar Ball, another tripped-out funky houser with vocal snippets and whoops, and then the accompanying remix from Italian duo Supernova, who give it the jackin’ house treatment with a looped funky guitar sample and the same vocal in cut-up form.
The last track is called 1968, and comes in the form of an Original Mix, with a distorted funky bass sample and crisp percussion, and a remix by Joe Pompeo, which strips the track right back to basics and features space-age samples, electro percussion and the main vocal sample (a woman talking about the year 1968) with added FX and a solid tech-house vibe.
I don’t have a favourite here: all the tracks and remixes are very floor-friendly and well produced. I'll probably play them all at some point, making this a release that I can wholeheartedly recommend.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 8 June
Review Score: 8