So it is with "Humber," Ramadanman's effort for Appleblim's Apple Pips label. Sonically reminiscent of his recent Soul Jazz outing "Core," Ramadanman's percussional energy is layered under an ever-evolving bright synth line. A simple echoing bass drum sets things off, a hi-hat sneaks its way in, a synth chime makes an appearance and from then on it's an involving and pleasant ride through the track's resonant valleys and peaks.
On the flip, Sven Weisemann gives "Humber" a Rumber remix. The tempo is taken down in what turns out to be a beautiful dub techno number. The driving and uplifting nature of the original is transformed into a mourning dubby and spacious track, with echoing percussion providing the backdrop for sorrowful synth and string motifs. Weisemann's take is soothing and harmonically beautiful if a bit too dramatic, especially the ill-fitted vocal samples.