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Hydroponic Sound System - Watch For Sound EP

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Hydroponic Sound System - Watch For Sound EP
(12") Alternate Take ATD1001, 2006-10-10

Review :
It seems like the Hydroponic Sound System have been flooding the market with singles and mixtapes, official releases and bootlegs for too long (6 years!) for us not to start investigating this collective. The sound system revolves around producers Rube and Ski, who invite friends into mashing-up sessions of hip hop, dub, any any other kind of dancefloor goodness. We finally discovered them through their massive 'Uptown Shaketown EP' on Bastard Jazz earlier this year (which we've planned to play in an upcoming 'Block Party Vol.2' on, thanks to a cool package from label owner DRM. This new EP on Chicagoan label Super Bro Records lists 5 new tracks, starting with latin soul/funk stormer 'Lone Star' featuring no less than Adrian Quesada and his Ocote Soul Sounds, one of our 2005 winners. 'OST For Zonin' then recalls not-famous-at-all Mancunians Strangebrew, Martin Brew's pre-J-Walk dubby days on Rob's records many years ago, while 'Shock The Spot' blends soul jazz, crunchy hip hop funk, handclapping and blaxploitation spirit to elevate the dancing mood. 'Inevitable Comedown' calms things down with some tuxedo instrumental downtempo hip hop and the EP closes on a short on a breaks part from the first track. All in all a rocking blaxploitation/hip hop/soul piece of wax.

Tracklisting :
01. Lone Star Uprising feat. Ocote Soul Sounds 4:44
02. OST For Zonin 5:19
03. Uprising Beats 1:43
04. Shock The Spot 6:57
05. The Inevitable Comedown 4:58

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