Side A. Two Men On A Trip
Were they really tripping when they made this? After listening to it, I'd say they were lost in a flashback, going back to their acid house days. If that is the case then bring on more - this is dope! Starting things off with tribal percussion not dissimilar to Lee Coombs' Tribal Tension track - that should easily confuse heads on the floor - damn trainspotters! After a long intro of just beats, the track builds up incorporating a few tech stabs and atmospheric swishes. Then all of a sudden the break down hits and it hits off with a nice piano line incorporating the beats after a few repetition. Adding to the chaos is an acid housey synth riff on the top and a squelchy 303 line. For those that like Cum Shot, Tribal Tension, Moist and all those dirty styled four to tha floor breaks tunes, this is for you!
Side AA. The Hum (Meat Katie Remix)
Continuing on the tribal theme from the A side, The Hum offers a melodic bass line that listeners can literally hum to. This is more of a summer tune with the funky synth stabs in the middle giving it that cocktail house feel, yet it's chunky enough to let people know that a breaks producer produced this tune.
Personally, being a big fan of tribal breaks, this 12" is awesome - one side complimenting the other - and this should be enough to ensure Fingerlickin's heavy stance on the breaks genre, whether it be funky, big beat, nu-skool, hip hoppy and now tribal.