Pépé Bradock

Burning Hot

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Investing in a record by Pepe Bradock is always a worthy venture, for his records are tools and not merely additions to your crate. On almost all of his releases he offers up a mixed bag of tracks, ranging from deep house to breakbeats. It's never a sure bet as to what the record contains until you actually play it. The Burning EP is no exception. Heavily influenced by the '70s soul movement, Bradock puts together Burning Hot. Part disco, part soul, part hair rock, and part roller-rink anthem, its hard to even categorize this track. The "hot, hot, hot for you" vocal makes you want to shake your head back and forth and sing along, and the mixed beat and ringing telephone instruct your feet to move. "The Right Way" is an homage to early N.Y.C. hip-hop, with a fierce breakbeat and sample that commands "this not my sh*t, but this is somebody's sh*t who I respect." An honorable motion on his part, considering all of the uncredited samples in house music. "Deep Burnt" is the gem on this EP. It has found its way into the sets of many of the worlds top DJs, and its no surprise. With its easygoing house beat and mute-to-crisp synths, it is like the sound that the Northern Lights might make. Pepe Bradock again shows no boundaries and comes away with a winner on this EP.

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