Boomkat Product Review:
Raaaw house music from Detroit Chair-man Marcellus Pittman! Outside of his work as T.O.M and the 3 Chairs, it's not often that you see Marcellus working on his own, but it's nearly always a guaranteed treat. 'Erase The Pain' makes up for his infrequent release schedule with a personalized acid house joint, starting off with a crowd-eating 303 before deftly licking it into a funky-as-hell bassline, making explicit the deeply rooted 313 technosoul lineage. By the time the sci-fi synth pads kick in we're fully roasted. 'Sync' on the flipside again shows the machines who's in control, jamming on a 100 bpm tempo that shakes and jacks with the impression of a much faster tempo, but it's all down to the craft and knowledge of a true master. Finally 'Illa 5 Ela' gives up a proper beatdown soul edit, looping and grinding for those slow jam moments. Damn hot 12"!