The Dutch hardstyle duo are back with another monster hard hit, this time teaming up with fellow Dutch hip-hop trio Dope D.O.D. The rough and raw vocals compliment the tough beats perfectly, and the simple yet effective on-beat melody is reminiscent of Psyko Punkz's early hits. A sure-fire hit in the hard scene, and with remixes forthcoming from some of the biggest artists in the wider dance music scene, this could well be a break-out hit for the guys.
Catchy electro-disco number from Italy’s Bottin with the aid of none other than Visage’s Steve Strange, with his experienced vocal guidance. The package includes a muscular, electro-house remix from Dutch duo, Mason, who weigh in with some big room euphoria and a dub version, making a feature of the choppy guitar licks. Strange’s vocal has not sounded so vital and it’s great to hear him deliver as good as he has ever done, so I say stick with the killer original.
Bad Habit continues to hark back to the early '90s with this reverb-heavy breakbeat garage workout, taking New York house producer Victor Simonelli's two-decade-old original and twisting it up with brooding sub, snatches of echoed diva vocal and tight percussion.
If ‘Chimes’ is anything to go by, then the full four-track EP — that we are still waiting to get our grubby little mitts on — should be a bit of a belter.