- Illinois-born producer Jessica Phillippe's recent tracks have the feel of an artist trying new things and making generally very listenable music while doing it. Her last full release for Claude VonStroke's Dirtybird, 2011's The Barbary Coast EP, ran the gamut from tech house to slo-mo booty bass, while "Coefficient," a standout from last year's Dirtybird Players (Part 1) label compilation, was pure, rattling Berlin techno.
The title track here falls somewhere between techno, machine-funk and ghetto-tech, with slowly rising and falling bass and stark percussion surrounding a vocal sample that was inspired, in her words, "by a ghetto tech record that shall remain nameless." Though the original has a certain eyes-down appeal, Phillippe and Aidan Chambers' remix is stonger. Kicking off with a faster hats-and-kicks groove, it slips the vocal in as a cog in a much more linear machine, which is completed by rushing hats, deliciously dark acid synths and fluttering arps. On "Wurk," meanwhile, Phillippe melds growling vocal echoes with melodramatic synths and deliberate percussion to create an enjoyably menacing piece of slo-mo house.
01. Say My Name
02. Say My Name On Acid feat. Aidan Chambers