Boomkat Product Review:
No nonsense hardcore flex from Paul Wollford’s Special Request on Houndstooth
Ditching the concepts and going for the jugular, ‘Vortex’ sees Special Request getting back to basics in two parts of driving, headstrong rufige.
A-side ‘Vortex 135bpm’ is one of his most direct, ‘floor-bending zingers since Bobby Peru’s ‘Erotic Discourse’, essentially applying that track’s OTT metallic delays and flange to a rolling, gnashing breakbeat with wormholing effect. B-side he does the same, but faster with ‘Vortex 150bpm’ pushing the pace to proper, wild-eyed, energy-escalating levels.