Boomkat Product Review:
Hotflush send us bong-eyed with a double CD collection of forward exclusives and anthems past from their revered stable of artists. The first disc is really unmissable, collating ten previously unreleased exclusives from Boxcutter, Falty DL, Sigha, Sepalcure, Boddika, Roska, dBridge, and more. Sepalcure (aka Machinedrum and Praveen) eases us in with the nuanced narrative of 'Taking You Back' a highly evolved and dreamy 2-step joint in the image of their two magical 12" singles. Next, Boxcutter brings the ruffige on 'LOADtime', built from burly breakbeats softened with his jazzy deftness, before Boddika swaggers out with the future jack of 'Warehouse'. Deeper in, dBridge excels himself on 'Knew You Were The 1' a sumptuous arrangement of midnight keys, soul-sweet vox and fluid riddim minimalism, while Scuba gives the killer jack attack of 'Feel It' and man-of-the-moment Falty DL delivers the magically atmospheric 'Regret' (how many great tunes does this man have?!?!). To the end of the first disc Sigha churns the 'floor with the Techno bulk of 'Fold' next to George Fitzgerald's sub-loaded yet flighty 'We Bilateral' and Roska turns us upside down with the fanciful Footwork of 'Measureless'. On CD2 we're presented with a run of recent classics from Mount Kimbie's 'Sketch on Glass' to Joy Orbison's 'Hyph Mngo', James Blake's remix of 'Maybes' and Pangaea's 'Witness'. Seriously prime gear, highly recommended!!!