A2. Straight Walk
A3. Watching You
B1. Super Hot Floor
B2. Dry Flower
Next up on Time Is Now is a fresh cut from prolific Japanese producer Stones Taro: a kaleidoscopic EP which traverses the boundaries of genre to create something truly unique, occupying the intersection of UKG, electro, breaks and house.
After the raging success of previous releases on Scuffed Recordings, Breaks ‘N’ Pieces and more recently on his own imprint, NC4K, the Kyoto producer makes his Time Is Now solo debut with Super Hot Floor EP. Kicking things off is the pacey, club-ready banger “Integration” with stuttering synths and a driving bassline which leave little room for respite beneath a fierce breakbeat electro rhythm. On “Straight Walk” Taro offers a new take on speed garage with a sharp two-step rhythm and the suggestion of acid-tinged synth stabs which lure you in before reaching their full form in high-energy intervals of 4X4.
After “Watching You” strips things back, the B-side brings the energy with Pulse X style stabs (“Super Hot Floor”) and old school house-indebted Korg organ melodies a la Robin S (“Dry Flower”).