Hands—and brotherly love—are in the air as the Jonson siblings, Nathan and Mathew, pool resources for Wagon Repair. In the case of Nathan's Hrdvsion project that means unleashing an enormous, stomping, peak-time techno blitz with "Prettier Than That," embossing it with a Brandy sample that stutters and whirrs like UK garage gone nasty.
Look past the vocals and there's a breathless, galloping rhythm track underpinning them, with machine gun bursts of hi-hats, a breakdown that sounds like Big Ben reprogrammed by Dr Evil and waves of malevolent synths. The Hrdvsiovsiivosvsiosvin remix—easier to say at 4 AM, when such babble is more acceptable—attacks the original with squelchy Roger Troutman cosmic funk keys and crunching electro beats but understandably finds it difficult to keep pace with the original's intensity.
"Dangerous Behavior," the fruits of Mathew and Nathan's joint venture, Midnight Operator, has a brooding, stripped-down techno 'tude. It glowers from the shadows created by a low-slung, indie-style bassline and jerking, percussive fizz and pop.
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Tracklist: Hrdvsion / Midnight Operator - Prettier Than That / Dangerous Behavior A Hrdvsion - Prettier Than That
B1 Midnight Operator - Dangerous Behavior
B2 Hrdvsion - Prettier Than That (Hrdvsiovsiivosvsiosvin Remix)