Hayes also tries his hand at glitchy 80s boogie with 'Bring it On', a marvellous synthy midtempo burner with a killer hook. The classy deephouse workout 'You Are The One' on the B-side brings us back to more familiar territory with its driving drums and moody pads, while the lush 'Thrills (Basic Feelings)' on the A side - our pick of the litter - epitomizes the Rose Records sound. Reminiscent of Tornado Wallace's seminal output for Delusions of Grandeur, it might be Martin Hayes' best effort yet and sounds absolutely immense over a big rig (as we witnessed last friday)
It's great to see the Rose camp venturing beyond the world of 4/4 deephouse, a sign of both maturity and confidence for this classy outfit. This wonderful release will surely add to the label's legacy and become a collector's item before long. The Rose gang is valiantly sticking to its DIY policy, which means limited pressings, self-distribution and no digital release, so you ought to know what to do right now if you don't want to miss out.