Troxler does his best MC impression on the A-side, reminding us of the names of the artists involved as well as highlighting the fact that this is some serious "vampire nightclub shit." He's not far off there: The twisted bass underneath Kenny Glasgow's haunting chant about bodies hitting the ground and heads spinning round could well suit the soundtrack to Nosferatu 2: Orlok's Gone Pete Tong.
But really this release is all about the B-side, "Without You." Exploring the same kind of netherworld that claimed Konrad Black some time last decade, the Canadian duo submerges the track in a deep cauldron of throbbing and dynamic bass that is peculiarly reminiscent of Royksopp remixing Felix Da Housecat, while the vocals continue down the same twisted path which leads to that Vampire Nightclub. Groovy and imposing in equal measure, this is tech house at its lofty best, and if they've started as they mean to go on, you'll be hearing a lot more from Art Department.