- The tenth release from Work Them Records sees Pittsburgh Track Authority lay down their second EP of 2013 for Spencer Parker's label. Since Strenf dropped back in March, the trio have been busy putting out records through the likes of The Harmony Society, Rotating Souls and their own eponymous imprint. While not engaging with the range of styles explored on Strenf, the Haywire EP sees Preslav Lefterov, Thomas Cox and Adam Ratana flit between shades of their signature raw take on house.
The title track has militant snares, plump kicks and a scampering bassline that form a stripped-back slice of percussion-centric techno. Though a little dry, its fluid buoyancy gives it plenty of zest. In his edit, SPN, AKA Spencer Parker, changes a nearly unnoticeable amount, just tightening the kicks and slightly dulling the original's thumping bassline. By comparison, "Treated" is a more light-hearted affair, merging clacks and delicate pads with another arresting PTA bassline. A late, well-timed smattering of cosmic synths gives the track a deeper tinge, pushing it into the DJ's sunrise section. "Obverse" is the most agile cut on the release. Fusing half-step rhythms, acid tweaks and an elegant piano line to produce a low-slung slice of deep house, it rounds out the EP with swirl of dance floor-focused imagination.
A2 Haywire (Spn--->Edt)