Boomkat Product Review:
Proper, new UK house brawn from Hugo Massien, part of XL's recent run of ready-to-rave aces from Powell, Zomby, Special Request, Mumdance.
Emerging from London's burgeoning deep tech scene - essentially a slicker, "deeper" hybrid of garage, electro-house, deep house and funky - this is Massien's highest profile solo release to date, although he has already remixed Paul van Dyk in 2014.
Don't be put off by that tho, because the Kontrol EP is a killer. The title track is a masterclass in up-to-the-minute, 'ardcore UK funk, and 'Better Let Her Know' simmers the vibes with a lean, tropical flavour.
'All Night' works a very canny sample from Moodymann's RBMA lecture - "I f**k that muthaf**king PC all night" - around supple, shades-on house flex for the 'cutters, and 'Fahrenheit' turns the night dread with coiled, darkside nods to grime and jungle inna fwd UK house style.