London based Axe On Wax brings together four monoliths of house and techno for the label’s latest release. The EP is split between Chicago’s Boo Williams and Jordan Fields with remix duties delivered by Detroit’s Andrès and Italy’s pride Steve Murphy. On the A-side, Boo Williams provides the title track “Accelerate”, layering bright and playful melodies above waves of bass. Motor City’s Andrès brings his inimitable flavour to the remix, circulating warm pads and billowing bass around shifty percussion to bestow another DJ Dez delight. On the flipside, Jordan Fields’ “I Think It’s You” arranges warped vocals among off kilter drums in a relentless groove, but is personally overshadowed by the rawness of Steve Murphy’s stomping remix. The Muscle Records co-founder provides his signature lo-fi sound and a deadly kick, working the diva vocals of Aretha Franklin’s “Chain Of Fools” into a 90’s-esque piece of peak-time Chicago house.
Accelerate is out now on Axe On Wax Records.