Joe Gamp on 10/10/12
Regrets We Have No Use For
Young Maxxi Soundsystem is on a roll. Not content on releasing stone-cold killers for the likes of Needwant and Nurvous, he continues his substantially successful run of form on this latest cut from the Hypercolour crew. Leaving his old, upfront past behind - but not too much - the creator of monster bomb 'Criticise' demonstrates why he's currently sitting atop the deep house crop. Mainly, because the sounds he uses aren't that recognisable and over-used and the structure he laces them together with - an original sound is always guaranteed in Sam Watts' output.
After an oozy, spacious introduction, the drop brings a swollen, subdued but bubbling rhythmic bass line, increasing in flange effects before the vocal drops, courtesy of Name One, offering plenty of warming dance-floor manoeuvres alongside the gut wrenching, low-end bass, 808 drum claps and withdrawn breakdowns that Hypercolour are known for sporting. Sam manages to strike a beautiful balance between glistening, hopeful melody and rampant heads-down dance-floor power.
Remix duties come courtesy of Matthew Herbert - further testament to the skill of the young Brightonian producer and indicative of his longevity and future position – bringing the tempo down into more introverted territory. A spring loaded synth line, bending and jacking out of shape, compliments the sub bass thump - but all in all, Maxxi’s original version trumps the Herbert remix, with the former’s dancefloor stomp and bubbling atmosphere over-riding the latter’s fragmented clouds of hopefulness. Expectations run high for both from Hypercolour and from Maxxi - but both can be more than pleased with themselves on this cracking release, already puncturing dancefloors the world over.
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