Remixes come from Namesake and Flashob
The latest release on the fledgling Repeat After Me label packs two originals by Sirus Hood, plus remixes from the excellent Flashmob and and London producer Namesake.
Kicking off the EP is the original mix of the title track PAF, a tech-house cut which starts with a muted kick and vocal sample that are soon joined by the full weight kick and claps and more vocal snippets. A sparse, funky bassline and loads of weird noises and effects are also in play, and sounding great. Next up we have Flashmob’s remix of the same, which has a swung drum intro, with repeated vocal samples leading to a breakdown where an uber funky bassline dominates, before it chugs onwards with space age sounds and mini-snare rolls along the way to add tension.
Then we have the second track, Eh Baby, which in its Original form comes in with no build-up and is solid as a rock with vocal snippets, a funky bassline and swung percussion. The Namesake remix closes out the package nicely with an intro-led interpretation with vocals, crisp slicing percussion and acidic burbles in the main body of the track, adding sparkle to an already shiny package of quality tech-house.
If forced to play the favourites game then I choose the two remixes, as the fatter sounds are likely to work better on a large sound rig.
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 16 November
Review Score: 8