As we cross the midway point of the nine part Previously Unreleased series from Playgroup it is becoming clear Trevor Jackson's archive of work under the name is high-grade quality and seemingly bottomless. Up top, "Get Down" is a serious sidewinder that feels like Jackson is pulling from techno, electro and the Metal Dance of Liasions Dangereuses et al. What a bassline! On the B-side, "Strange Daze" provides a softer, loungey kind of Balearic house vibe, whilst "Like This..." could be feasibly be seen as a studio offcut from the same sessions that brought us Playgroup classic "Number One." Here Jackson throws down a rather satisfying, funk-added slap bass line augmented by a slower yet full-bodied groove and some uncredited vocal grit. Excellent, like the rest of the series.
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