Pick of the week: Pusherman - Donuts EP (Audio Doughnuts)
This week sees Pusherman's latest club stormer unleashed to the general population. The tone is set from the off with a Wiley sample (*reply to Dizzee?) and from 'run da riddim' the game is on. 'Donuts' is a prime slice of peak time funky action laced with classic Eski twists. This is not a track to be taken lightly: it's an unrestrained club murderer. We had the great pleasure of witnessing the carnage this track causes on a dance floor when Pusherman dropped it during his set for the BTL takeover at ECHO festival.
Pure, unbridled hype!
'The People' on the B side is another funky edged roller, this time with more of a queesy lilt and more emphasis on the percussive side of things. That doesn't mean it's lacking in low end though, what you won't hear on your puny laptop speakers is the constantly throbbing sub bass that pounds away under the crisp drum rolls.
On the flip side Diamond Boss comes over all tribal with his Donuts remix, combining punching, unrelenting kicks with a rolling bongo beat.
But it's the Naive machine remix of The People that is the other stand-out on this EP; a piece of spaced out, tripped out and spun out footwork that glides it's way through celestial realms like a gurning 90's raver who's wandered into the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey. You can actually pick this one up on a free download courtesy of XLR8R right here.
All in all this EP offers a lot more than most, this is Audio Doughnut's first venture on vinyl and we think it was definitely worth it. So stop dithering and go cop one of these babies before they sell out. Because sell out they will and as far as we know, they won't be repressing.
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Big love to the AD fam.
Words by Dickie