At The Dance EP
- 1. Keep Your Shirt On (ft. Laura Vane)
- 2. I, Silverfish (ft. Rup)
- 3. Mutes and Drops
- 4. At The Dance
- 5. Snake Patrol (ft. Gavin Stenhouse)
Hint continues his dance floor mission for Tru Thoughts.
‘Keep Your Shirt On’ features vocalist Laura Vane, fresh from working on songs for The Streets’ upcoming album and performing with The Streets live.
‘I, Silverfish’ takes a leftfield hip-hop direction. Fusing influences from Dub Step with a different twist and featuring master lyricist Rup on vocal duties. Don’t forget to check Rup’s album ‘Rup On Zebra’ on Zebra Traffic records if you like the style.
‘Mutes and Drops’ is a more mellow style that will undoubtedly please fans of his classic down tempo projects, as found on his debut long player “Portakabin Fever”.
The AA side is aimed straight for the discothÃ¨ques. ‘At The Dance’ has without doubt one of the biggest bass lines of the year. The Tru Thoughts DJ’s have been playing this to huge effect with lots of enquiries – the secret battle weapon is now out!
‘Snake Patrol’ keeps the clubbers happy and provides a great hook.
This is a limited vinyl release and will also be available digitally via the key digital stores.
Those of you not yet convinced by Hint should certainly take a bit of time to check this single out. Possibly his best, most rounded work to date, â€˜At The Danceâ€™ certainly manages to cram a lot into its 20 minutes. Thereâ€™s a touch of future soul for the ladies, a touch of Zinc style, bassline-flexing business for the booth watchers, off kilter hip hop for the b-boys and a slice of ad-friendly, downtempo beats for the executives. Full house!
Highly versatile EP from Hint though the title track is the one that gives the most obvious dancefloor rewards. It comes on like a bastard sister to Scruffâ€™s remix of Capoeira Twins from several years back with a MONSTER bassline and cheeky sample. It would, undoubtedly, nice up most dances. “Snake Patrol” sounds like Jean-Luc Ponty being assaulted by an AKAI sampler, while “I, Silverfish” is nicely delivered UK hip-hop with a nod to the grime and dubstep.
At The Dance is absolutely wicked!! Love that ill bassline & of course the vocal sample.
At the Dance is tight like Jessica Alba!
Sterling stuff as ever ! Actually doing first half of new Tonic show today and put ‘Keep Your Shirt On’ straight on there! Absolute killer, congrats (Rest of the EP is great too).
Listened to I Silverfish about 5 times in a row this morning!! Loving that! Big up Hint on that beat, it’s frickin awesome!!
The mighty Hint shows the dubstep / grime people how to make a bassline proper on the awesome “At The Dance” – cut-up hip-hop lyric, a razor sharp breakbeat, and a cavernous bass that will test the merits of the tallest speaker stacks. This cut means business. Understandably, this has been the Tru Thoughts DJs’ biggest dancefloor weapon for a while now. “Keep Your Shirt On” is a sly funky soul cut with ace vocal stylings from Laura Vane, and “I, Silverfish” is another genre-bending fusion of dubstep rhythms with mind twisting lyrics courtesy of Rup. Finally, to calm things down a little, there’s the dreamy “Mutes & Drops”, and the guitar wielding “Snake Patrol”. Buy this record. Your hard earned cash will thank you for making such a wise investment.
This guy is years ahead…He can make blissful downbeat and he can make dancefloor bombs. Brilliant! Brilliant!
This is an absolute bona fide belter of an EP! “At the Dance” just kills it every time and the depth and diversity of the EP is a lesson to lesser artists. Excellent!
At The Dance is a corker!