The original of Shred starts out in uber-deep, atmospheric territory, with lingering synths underpinned by crisp, toppy beats, before at around the 1.40 mark a fat synth bassline comes in to add a little dancefloor va-va-voom. Ed ED’s remix aims straight at the floor from the off, with driving kicks and chopped-up vocal snips buried deep in the mix, then adds some ker-razy synths and jazz-like drums, while the Rick Grant Dub is the deepest and smoothest of the lot – but, unusually, also the paciest. The other original track, Who Minds, is a tuffer, sparser deep house with garage-y keys, another Chi-town-ish bassline and looping male vocal fragments, while completing the EP is the Ross Waldemar Remix, which is very similar but brings the vocal to the fore.
All good but the Rick Grant Dub of Shred takes the gold.
Out: This week