It's the first ever release from Hector Couto's new label, BumpCut Records
What we have here is the debut release from BumpCut Records, a new label set up by Hector Couto – and bumpin' it most certainly is!
Middlesborough lad Lee Walker is the man at the controls, serving up two party-flavoured tech-house originals with energy to spare. Prime Time itself sports a hip-house/G-house style rap vocal and an energising horn riff that would've been right at home on the nu-NRG floors of the mid-90s, while Sistemic operates in similar territory (complete with another gloriously cheesy horn riff), but this time with a looping "wanna move your body to the house beat" vocal. Remix-wise, Matteo Floris opts for darker, more pounding drums on his refix of Prime Time, while Ekai takes Sistemic down a slightly deeper path... but essentially both tracks, and both remixes, are really just variations on a theme.
As that theme is "unpretentious, party-starting house stompery", though, you won't find me complaining...
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 4 January
Review Score: 8