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Fresher than an Outlaw's margarita, bendy like a banana and sleazier than Holbeck Lane, Leeds Zmatsutsi level up from the singles bar into the tantric world of the long player. Joining the ranks of longterm party pals Macadam Mambo, Joe, Heidi and Tim, translate a lifetime of late nights, leftfield selections and loose-limbed moves into "Hooked Up" - a five tracker of freaky disco and eyeball licking fun.
The dominatrix is wide awake on opening cut "Slip Side" as Heidi gets nice and Cosey inside a slow and low machine groove pulled from the very heart of a K-hole. Fizzing with animal intensity and voodoo funk, this one keeps you dancing while the anaesthesic takes over. The dark wired wonder continues on "Endless Pavments", a deep black hit of bass sequence whose kosmische keys charters a night flight from Leeds Bradford to Flughafen Düsseldorf, just in time to catch last orders at Salon. Next up, the titular "Hooked Up" absolutely slays with a Bobby O bassline, slo-mo Italo chug and cocaine disco guitars, the beats bringing maximum energy and minimal tempo while Heidi and Dalek Heidi give the heavy breathers and peeping Toms a piece of their mind. "Keep An Eye" dials down the intensity a little after the full pump of the B1, Zmatsutsi opting instead to hook us on a hypnotic blend of mystic leadlines, fractal sequences and Sonoran guitar. Our rave renegades sign off with the grind and groove of "Neon Lights" a murky minimal wave meets fuck-funk wrong'un which filters about 40 years of fringe dance floor brilliance through the medicated minds of Leeds' finest.
Patrick says: You lift a floorboard in your new house and find a VHS of unknown origin. Slipping it into your Philips you find an alternate reality recording of TOTP '84 which features a purple thonged Prince getting spanked by Cosey Fanni Tutti, Patrick Cowley live soundtracking a giantess pegging special and Baldelli serving coke in a gimp mask. This is so far up my strasse it's hitting my prostate...
A1. Slip Side
A2. Endless Pavments
B1. Hooked Up
B2. Keep An Eye
B3. Neon Lights