Waifs & Strays are at it again, this time sliding seamlessly into the supremely sexy catalogue of Hot Creations with ‘Body Shiver’, another pair of Bristol bombs with a rowdy remix from Hot Natured to roll out the summer.
Amos Nelson and Rich Beanland aka Waifs & Strays have been making light work of sound-tracking the past few months with their funked up summer jams. From making an International impact with ‘Yeah Yeah’ on Leftroom Records to their latest smash on Futureboogie, the tour de force duo from the thriving Bristol house scene continues to unleash essential DJ weaponry to keep the party moving.
Already a highlight on Jamie Jones’ recent Fabric Album, ‘Body Shiver’ is now presented in full with an extra helping of dirty grooves on Hot Creations, the label synonymous with genre-popping funk, good times and sunnier climes. Kicking off with the electrifying ‘Body Shiver’, Waifs & Strays take the principles of house music and inject their own fresh and eclectic energy, joining the dots from classic to nu-school in an effortless style that instantly captivates the dancefloor. Punchy drums, soaring synths, melodic bassline groove, shimmering vocal snippets and old school piano stabs – all wrapped up in one lightly jacking and highly addictive package.
On the flip ‘Eat Into My Soul’ builds into a deep and heavy groover, with plenty of rolling sub-bass, beats that bite and fiercely jutting synth stabs. The cut up vocals and the distorted textures of the pads serve up layers of atmosphere within the solid groove.
Main boys Hot Natured make a welcome return with a playful remix of ‘Body Shiver’. Highlighting the vocal from the off and firing canons of spasmodic rave bleeps amongst the shaking rhythms and chopped up frequencies, the track progresses into deeper territory with the pair’s signature bassline drop, upping the groove along with electronic drops of melody and latent rise of eerie intergalactic synths.
Published: 15th September 2011