Siobhan Donaghy, “Don’t Give It Up” (Carl Craig Dub remix) [Parlophone Records]
Carl Craig is certifiably unstoppable. If you’ve been paying attention to any of his remixes from the last 12 months or so, this one won’t be a huge surprise (anthemic drones, delayed kick drum, stuttering vocal edits, you get the picture), but it will flatten you and leave you twitching on the dance floor. I’m not going to pretend to be Mr. Club-Hopper, but I’m stunned I’ve not heard this rinsed yet on a huge soundsystem. Whoever has the vocal version of this should hook us all up soon.
Dusty Kid, “Tsunamy” [Systematic]
French touch dudes take note — this is how it’s done with class. When “Tsunamy” bears it’s teeth, it’s time to take cover, motherfucker. I’d love to see this guy, Oliver Koletzki and Stephan Bodzin on a bill together, even if I’d end up an inch shorter from all the grinding synth lines.
Phil Kieran, “Greasepant” [NovaMute]
Not as much to say about this one, but it’s definitely got horror movie score written all over it. Love the squishy glitches over that unusual beat pattern. Play it next to an Appleblim or Shackleton track and see how it goes down.