Hotflush Recordings is at it again. This time it’s ‘Colt’, a release with two boys from the British Isles, Dense & Pika, with their third release on the now legendary imprint. The album has a true analog warmth to it. The opening track ‘Colt’ has a solid piano driven groove packed, sealed and ready for any occasion. ‘Black Deep’ has one of the most jackin’ basslines that I’ve heard in a long time; the track also spots a classic rolling techno groove in the builds and bridges that fits just right. There’s a nice touch with the live hardware feel of the release too; there are simple fades and transitions between grooves and segments. The tunes are a nice balance between rich textures, yet aren’t overly produced. A release definitely made for vinyl, and one I would recommend it to anyone looking for a wax piece with a wide range of tools.
The EP is out now on digital (buy it here) and will be ready for physical release on the 28th of October.
words | Cassidy