"Direct" was the final salvo in a remarkably busy 2009 for Wadsworth, one that saw him offering up a few stunners—namely "Mainline"—along the way. "Direct" isn't quite the gem that "Mainline" was, but it isn't intended to be, opting instead for clean entry into tech-y deep house sets that feature plenty of melody. Few gimmicks are employed, there are no blasting horns ala his Hear Me Know 12-inch on Fresh Meat. It's simply solid dance floor fodder with enough distinction to stand slightly above the rest of the genre.
Relegated to the B-side, Wadsworth is preceded on this piece of vinyl by David Alvarado's remix of "Direct," which takes things in a slightly darker direction. The veteran producer's remix elicits tension out of the wordless male voice and then pushes a synth into the mix that ratchets things up even further. Two very different tracks for two very different times of the night.