Boomkat Product Review:
Ossie makes his long-awaited Hyperdub debut with three highly infectious House wrigglers for the connoisseurs. For the last year or so his 'Tarantula' anthem, released relatively recently on Lightworks, has been a staple among the London House set, from the Circle types through to Marcus Nasty and players like Kode 9. This 12" reconfigures the ever-evolving Hyperdub schematic to encompass a more sexy, sophisticated sound with 'Set The Tone'. But this ain't no blandbag House music, those drums are made for movers with something to show and the vibes are just masterfully controlled with a dextrous yet restrained intricacy. Flip it and 'Power Of Love' has a slinkier, late night Afro-beat appeal, while 'Moves' is a heat-seeking fusion of super-criss percussion and juiciest R&B synths.