'Wench' has a classic house feel. There are no vocals, but that ever-faithful piano is there, as are those dogged synth jabs. Sounds basic enough, and this is a useful little number, feeling like those London, Kiss FM days before R&B got a look in. White baggy jeans and rave-tops.... who says old-skool is dead?
Again the old-skool vibe is present in 'Sugar' with its Noo Yawk garage sound and nods to Strictly Rhythm. When it comes to getting the females moving, you just can't beat a good house record, but this will sound a little retro to some.
On the B, Francois Dubois gives 'Wench' an overhaul. There are all the hallmarks of his recent productions, especially ‘Emotional Content’: a decaying synth, uplifting keys and an understated bassline. It’s much more developed than his 'Woman of the Sun' remix, making it a good track for building the floor up.
In short: Scotland trumps Spain here, but in total this is still a pretty essential purchase for Freerange fans.