- DJ Haus's schtick—stripped-back club tracks made with minimal fuss—is by now well established. With all-caps track titles and endlessly repeating dance floor mantras, Thug Houz Anthems Vol. 4, a pretty self-explanatory series that began in 2013, gathers four more of his bumping, oversexed ghetto house jams.
Along with metal-detector synth wails, muggy bass groove, and vocal loops, only "HOT IN DIS MUTHAFUCKA" has any hint of the acid that Haus often deals in. "GET THA FUCK OUT" is a more jagged, slightly less enjoyable iteration of the opener, its sledgehammer bass stomp and metallic keys battling for attention with another repetitious vocal. The last two tracks are more fleshed-out, but still utilitarian. With an infectious sax riff ducking under and over brickbat snares and fragments of a soulful female vocal, "NEED SUM TIME" is the pick of the EP. "WORK UR BOODY" is louder and more gritty, though its lascivious come-ons are the EP's smoothest sample. At a time when producers regularly turn out raw club tracks, DJ Haus continues to be ahead of the pack.
A1 GET THA FUCK OUT
A2 NEED SUM TIME
B1 HOT IN DIS MUTHAFUCKA
B2 WORK UR BOODY