Esquare ‘TV Pet EP’

Esquare / TV Pet EP (with remixes from Sei A, and Skinnerbox)


Elsewhere / Released June 2011


What does it sound like?

Wish, the one and only original track here, is analogue electro house for the bass generation, topped with Elle P’s vocals, flitting from a whisper to the kind of delivery that may or may not remind you of a Bond theme. If, that is, the score was conceived by someone like Ellen Allien.

In short it’s a poppy sound that will do well in the underground, and should appeal to most camps that appreciate squelching low ends, sugar-coated lyricism and warm melodies set to a stepping four four. Remix wise most of the components make for a similarly smile-inducing experience, as Skinnerbox cleans up the beats to create something a little crisper, and a lot more mechanical though no less groovy. Then Sei A comes along to deliver a tougher sound complete with token repetitive loops, accentuating breakdowns and basslines alike.

Where would I dance to it?

With three playable remixes offering shades of everything from a Michael Mayer-style dreamlike shuffle to growling, heads down fodder there’s not a lot of places something from this couldn’t be played in.

What highlights can I expect to hear?

Depending on which side of the fence you fall it’s a toss up between the original track, and the aforementioned Sei A cut. The former is smooth and understated, but also classic house party fare. In the case of the latter the intensity gets cranked up while the melody takes a dubbed back seat until finally revealing itself amid a whirlwind of noise before the kick drops, which should make bodies react as though winded. Eyes to the floor then.

Why should I pay for it?

You have no other way of getting it.

Where can I buy it?

With just 333 copies pressed this is difficult to locate, and even harder to find in stock. Try though, the artwork is lovely.