A. XTC 8:19
B. Knee On Belly 6:05
Every year one of ‘those’ records comes along that you hear everywhere; big DJs drop it, small DJs cherish it, radio plays it. You get the picture. XTC by DJ Koze looks to be one of those records. The PAMPA boss is renowned for a talent at wrenching optimum levels of emotion from electronic music and “XTC” is a fine example of how well DJ Koze does it. Some eight minutes of deep house every bit as immediately consuming as, say “Beautiful Life” by Gui Boratto, are complemented by the appearance twice of a pitched down vocal (that sounds remarkably similar to Maggie Thatcher) discussing the popular drug that informed the title. Complementing this, Koze indulges in some superb cut up filter house with “Knee On Belly”.