Upbeat acid house that rocks dance floors.
Are You Ready was produced around the same time as Forget It, his first release on The Bunker New York, a label that fits his sound perfectly. Like Forget It, the title track here has a laidback and seductive groove. The bassline is direct and punchy, but, as ever, Cudmore wants to make you dance—not blow your face off. Gunnar Haslam's edit reinforces the original with a tough acid counterpoint and upfront, machine-like percussion. The Derek Plaslaiko mix takes things in the opposite direction, toning the melodic elements down and replacing them with trippy, reverberating electronic noise reminiscent of spaced-out house specialists like DJ Qu. Suited to the later hours, it's a nicely weird addition to an otherwise straightforward but effective EP.