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Firecracker's first EP gets a long overdue repress. First up on side-A, "Miles Away" is a sweet deep soulful house number with Colin Steele on the horn and Joseph Mailik with the vocals. Over on side-B first up is Fudge Fingas "Gettin' Together", an ace Theo / KDJ style beatdown house number with a Marvin Gaye vocal sample (I think) also the same sample used on Trusme's LP (on which Fudge Fingas appears, that's nepotism for ya). Last up is the family-less Linkwood with "Fate", which again takes an old soul sample and wraps it around a nice deep piano house number. For fans of that late 90's Detroit house sound.
Matt says: A record that'll always have a special place in my heart. It was roughly 10 years ago with Wet Play's precursor night, Detroit Public Radio. We had the boys over for their Manchester debut. The night was a mixed bag of fortunes but culminated with a venue-owner I won't name and shame here actually pulling the plug on Fudge Fingas' set mid way through! 12 years have passed since this first mission statement / blueprint; and Firecracker have gone from strength to strength. Possibly the coolest 'boutique' (hate that word, artistically-focussed) dance label in the UK? Anyway, their first ever record back for the first time in about 8 years and still as good as ever.