Review: Hot on the heels of Put Your Weight On It, his excellent recent EP for Running Back, Todd Osborn returns to Jared Wilson's label, 7777, with another dose of hard-to-pigeonhole dancefloor funk. "Throwdown" sets the tone, melding raw machine beats with rave-era acid bass, Belgian techno stabs and near psychedelic electronics. "Over & Over" , meanwhile, laces UK garage style melodies, darting synths and punchy vocal samples over a vintage house breakbeat. That track is given the remix treatment by MRSK, who turns it into an unfeasibly intense, jacking chunk of vintage acid house. It's the aural equivalent of being violently assaulted down a dark alley, only with less blood and more dancing.
Review: Yes, yes! Here's a new Jared Wilson bomb on his own 7777 imprint - marking 11 years in the game and a slight shock to us when we reminded ourselves of its cult status! The dance polymath kicks off with "Everpressed", a minimalistic drum machine nodder with subtle electro nuances, and "Local Slope Pros Only" follows up on that with yet more intricate bass waves and twisted percussion knots. "Roland 7 (Paris mix)" takes a turn into the deeper ends of the Chicago house sound, kicking off some heavy bass drums in the mix, while "BF2 (Traverse Bay)" lifts the spirits with a lil acid trickery, morphing and shifting with that inimitable 303 flair.