It's taken from the little-known album, Routes Not Roots, recorded by Thaemlitz in 2006 under his Kami-Sakunobe House Explosion (K-S.H.E) moniker, which received a highly limited run on his own label Comatose. Thankfully, Skylax Records have decided to bring it to the wider public gradually through a series reissues, and, despite the proclamation that "we are all bitches" or the crude references to dicks and rectums, "Crosstown" is Thaemlitz at his most irresistibly seductive. It's a record that threatens, but never follows through, its potential to break; a record that keeps you hanging to the very end on the plight of its lonely hi-hat; chords shimmy and toms bob with all the hushed tunefulness of a fiesta parade congaing slowly into the distance. There's a serene soulfulness in this music that shrewdly counterbalances any coarseness in the socio-charged speech sample.
"Infected" is more upfront in its role as a dance record. There is what sounds like a sampled snippet of Michael Jackson repeating "and no, and no" over and over again while walking bass and filtered percussion carry the track in classic disco fashion. It has a latent groove that suffers from Thaemlitz' deliberate muting of the kick drum, but, as ever with him, the tease is half the allure.