Boomkat Product Review:
Second release on the lovely Room With A View imprint comes courtesy of longtime Berlin stalwart, Honesty. With a string of releases behind him for Sonar Kollektif under his Slope pseudonym and remixes by and for Mocky, Fat Freddy's Drop and Charles Webster it's clearly apparent that Honesty is one of those truly underground Berlin characters with a pedigree to die for. 'Brixton Beach' sets his new style after some years out of the scene with a knowledgable blend of classic traits taken from EBM, Chicago House and Disco, kneaded into a lean but very cool and authentically retro-futuristic sound. 'Bleep Me' should appeal to all those digging the exhaustive seam of proto-techno and early house styles with swinging rhythms fired by zipping discoid synthlines, as will 'Starter Seven' with its lilting synth arpeggiations and a heavily subs driven groove primed for the nu-cosmic crowd or fans of Morgan Geist & Daniel Wang etc. The alternative version of 'Bleep Me' from label head Dairmont and Honesty himself provides a more playful and disco friendly winner, while the additional dub of 'Brixton Beach' alters the original with judicious use of reverb and delay interplay to create a succulently juicy groove that eclipses the original with a sweaty tang and tougher dancefloor bite. Excellent.