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An explosion of noise right from the off, these huge crashes of electronic samples set up this huge eccentric, surreal convergence of synths, drums and who knows what from all angles.
There’s a measured chaos about the track, intertwined between these onslaughts of in your face style snippets of sound are these more mellow, ethereal vocals that compliment the madness in a brilliant way, only to provide a stepping stone for the madness to ensue once again.
In a period where the electronic music scene is undoubtedly becoming more and more saturated, making it harder for anyone to stand out without doing something special, ‘Hotfoot’ is something that is completely fresh, something that sets itself apart from most something that definitely possesses that “something special”.