On the a-side is Red Jerry’s Banned From the Roxy Mix. The track begins with the usual quirky drum patterns of RJ’s work, and a little screechy sampled sound floating around. An electro synth soon makes its impact as the track slowly builds. RJ introduces a deep baseline really giving the production a good groove. The filtered vocals of BJ soon take effect, vocals that strangely sound very familiar to a certain popular band from a few years back, but nowhere near as irritating. The track maintains a great feel throughout with the vocals working very well with all sound elements. Another stellar track by RJ.
On the flip is Red Jerry’s Airtight Mix. This mix begins with a deep bouncy baseline that will immediately impress. Not as in your face as the first mix, it makes great use of smooth strings and a smoother aura on the whole. A quirky little melody midway through is a strength of the track, a element that gives it a bit of a funky edge as well. Another good production from RJ that is vastly different from the Roxy mix.
On the a-side is Red Jerry’s Cut One Mix. This mix is extremely similar to the Airtight mix, using a very if not the same baseline and elements of the funky melodies seen in the Airtight mix, however, it lacks the smooth strings and deep house aspect that the Airtight mix was good for. The vocals are also more scattered and not as structured. A solid mix.
On the b-side is Nova Scotia’s Aversion Version. Despite the tongue twisting title, this mix holds very smooth and is not as intense as the RJ mixes. Smooth beats flow with a slow and delicate baseline. The vocals are smothered with warmth as the production flows smoothly for its duration. One for the Sunday afternoon files.
Another solid release from Hooj and from Red Jerry personally. If you were a fan of the brilliant ‘What Colour Is Love’, then this release is sure to tickle the taste buds yet again.