Boomkat Product Review:
Girl Unit is the latest act to emerge fully formed and good-to-go from the Night Slugs enclave. As opening statements go, 'IRL' is exactly what we want to hear. They/she/he (we don't know) lifts the pitching toms and raw sampling methods of Chicago juke and rework them inna London-centric house style to sound something like Bok Bok supping purple juice with RP Boo. Meanwhile 'Shade On' reworks the formula with a Tropical synthline slant and 'Temple Keys' burns up fluoro-pink stabs with crystal clear piano keys. On the remix tip, DVA goes all loose and abstract with his 'Hi Emotions' mix of 'IRL' using downpitched drums and samples to alarming effect, leaving French Fries to go out on a big-room Funky flex. Certified heavyweight tip!