Hawke – Cantamon (Whiskey Pickle) :: new from Gavin Hardkiss
Gavin Hardkiss returns to the Whiskey Pickle fold and dons his fabled solo guise — Hawke — for a double header treat of balearic house workouts, with remixes from Steve Cobby (Fila Brazillia) and Walter Jones (DFA, Permanent Vacation).
“Cantamon” is an extended jam that incorporates chirpy percussion, lush strings, and a live bass groove … top that off with some dubby female vocals and you have a serious winner. Steve Cobby steps up to lay down a whopping ten minute, acid-tribal groove of heaviness with his version of the track, and its something that certainly should not be taken lightly.
Flip it over and we have “Baltimore Boston Express”, a hypnotic groover that bears the obvious hallmarks and quirks of a Hardkiss brother. Its choppy vocal samples and vintage arpeggios create a deep groove that is ominous and relentless. Wrapping things up another luminary returns to Whiskey Pickle: Walter Jones. His I-95 Remix features a thundering bottom end and boat-loads of swagger.
Nick Warren – “Another great release from the mighty Hawke!”
Flash Atkins (Paper Recordings) – “Yep, digging and these and the good ship Cobby never slips dock.”
Anthony Pappa – “Cool EP. Best track for me is ‘Baltimore Boston Express’. Awesome tunes.”
Bill Brewster (DJ History) – “I like both versions of ‘Cantamon’ … very nice.”
Rune Lindbæk (Drum Island) – “Steve Cobby’s mix is the one for me!”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) – “Sunshiney loveliness on both originals and Steve Cobby’s mix is really really special, too. I’d be a damn fool if I didn’t play these.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) – “‘Baltimore Boston Express’ is exactly the type of nagging vibe which gets people on the dance floor moving in harmony. And Walter Jones’s steady rolling remix is a touch of class.”
Al Mackenzie ((Untitled) / Brassneck) – “Excellent EP.”
Mac-k-cee (Loco Records / Neurotraxx) – “The Walter Jones remix of ‘Baltimore Boston Express’ is awesome … will play for sure.”
Ken Liu (Headset Recordings / MyHouseYourHouse) – “Groovy and eclectic. ‘Feeling Baltimore Boston Express’ … thick ass funk.”
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) – “This is so cool … totally different and has a twisted groove and vibe to it.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) – “‘Cantamon’ is a stellar tune, full of summer effects, breeze, and deep Balearic vibe … another delight from Whiskey Pickle.”
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