Cheltenham local boy Other2Sides is back on hometown label Muskox with his unique blend of UK garage and house. After the massive success of his last release, "Back Then", supported by Roger Sanchez, David Vendetta, Stonebridge, Freemasons, and many more, he has done it again with a fantastic slice of classic house on "Hooked Up." The original has a chunky, rolling tech groove, playful old-school house chords, and plenty of percussive rim shots creating complex, exciting rhythms. Chopped up diva vocals and cool NY-accented chitter chatter balance each other out, switching back-and-forth between energetic and deeper tones. The package includes two equally great remixes from forthcoming Muskox artists Agei, with a darker tech feel, and Yoba, with a housier club vibe. Dig in.
Tensnake - "The original is nice and deep."
Motorcitysoul (Cocoon / Stir15) - "All three mixes are top notch … difficult to pick the best."
Fabricio Peçanha (Moodmusic / Definition Records) - "Stunning!"
Randall Jones (Audio Therapy / Baroque) - "That Agei remix is the bomb."
Moodymanc (20/20 Vision) - "I like the vibe of the original, though the remixes are nice, too."
Tom Lown (Savoir Faire) - "I like it! Refreshing deepness."
Vanilla Ace - "The original mix is nice."
Lorenzo al Dino (7th District Inc. / Royal Plastic) - "Solidly produced … a kickin', deep track."
Pete Williams (Natural Rhythm) - "Nice classic garage sound. The original of 'Hooked' is the one."
Alkalino (Estimativa / Audaz Recordings) - "The Yoba remix is my favorite."
Soul Minority - "Great release … nice deepness!"
Pat Lezizmo (Conya Records / Karmaloft) - "The original mix is the one for me … I'm digging the atmosphere. It feels like spring is coming!"
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "The original has my attention … dreamy, moody and deep. I'm also feeling the Yoba remix for late night twists."
Bogdan Taran (Dance Box Radio Show) - "I like this tune very much … it's melodic, it has groove, it's underground and has vocal hooks."
DJ Di Costa (MoodyLushious Influences) - "The original and the Yoba remix are just so sweet. A really fine piece of true deep house music."
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - "A classic house sound on a lush synth playground … an ecstatic mood."
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - "What a beautiful and groovy slice of late night bliss."