Following the success of ‘Vamp’ last year, Rejected co-boss Edwin Oosterwal returns to the controls for two more pristine, floor-focussed late night grooves. First up is a homage to Chicago’s deepest foundations and the warehouse-shaking legacy of Jesse Saunders’ Dance Mania. Lean and direct; “Bleep” is all about the relentless jack, palpitating sub and crazed lead tone that tweaks and freaks with visceral effect. Its minimal construction but hooky riff ensure slay-status at festivals and Ibiza this summer. As with previous Oosterwal dispatches, contrast is key. Keeping his sound firmly in the US but travelling due west to Jersey, the warm organ-primed tones of ‘Babe’ soothe the ‘Bleep’-sizzled edges of our soul as a driving, loopy vocal sample and shimmering synths develop more and more momentum, developing into a deep hypnotic heads-down groove. Consummately covering two completely different shades of the night with two cuts beginning with B, Edwin has delivered some A* cuts right here. Reject them at your peril.
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