Horsepower Productions – Stranger / TP
Sneaker Social Club – SNKR021
Kicking off with 'Stranger', we're talking serious jungle-revivalist fare, amens and gunshots abound as the inimitable Horsepower Productions again prove why they can do little wrong in the eyes of bass heads. Reversed strings and wobbly bass stabs counterbalance the track, bringing tempo down below where it actually is without losing any of the raw power. A workout that'll do well within a warm-up or when used for a reprieve from the mayhem of energy-filled peak time sets. 'TP' is a heavier, less forgiving assault, its rolling broken drums, vocal shouts on the fourth of each bar and frenzy-inducing hoovers build an intensity at odds with the speed of the tune itself. Emerging from a beat-free intro featuring a sample from iconic 80s movie 'Trading Places', it's evidence that full-throttle doesn't always mean fast.