Fifth release with dusty jams from the Swedish label Dirty Hands run by Per Hammar. Edvin Wikner’s ”Skritt” comes as an original, together with remixes from fellow Scandinavian S.A.M., Rowlanz and Per Hammar himself. The original has been a frequently dropped club weapon among Per Hammar and his friends for a while before he decided to snatch the track to Dirty Hands before someone would reach for it.
Wikner is a Swedish artist who runs the Instance club and Maraton label, a talent that has a refined sound and slick technique that leads to some absorbing rhythms and classy house grooves, as this new one proves. The opener track is a bubbling deep house groove with deft percussion sprinkled over a warped bassline that keeps on pulling you in. It is mind melting and hypnotic, sure to build a real vibe amongst a club setting. The Rowlanz remix smooths it out into something dreamy and atmospheric, with gorgeous sci-fi pads drifting about in the distance, sinking you into a reverie. The Dirty Hands founder, Per Hammar, then comes correct with a remix which gets busier and more driving, with supple drums and wavy bass all working you into a tasteful minimal lather, a direction we are familiar with from fellow Swedish man. Last of all, S.A.M. gets freaky with a trippy after-hours vision that is dubbed out deep techno with haunting vocal whispers and subtle sound designs that all occupy your mind. A well rounded and killer EP, with a variety of producers showing their cards.