Thanks to acid-tinged burners “Buck!” and “Press Your Body” and the Dancing Box full-length, James T. Cotton (AKA Tadd Mullinix) has been thrust to the fore of a new school of acid house masters. “Oochie Coo”, despite its playful title, is among his most ferocious works yet—a bounding, handclapping behemoth of a beat and a haunting, disembodied voice form the basis for one fine piece of denizen acid.
On the B-side is “My Zel”, whose rumbling sub-bass and gurgling melody recall contemporaries Hieroglyphic Being and Traxx, while a calculated evolution leads the track into a sweeping, devilish dance. A new remix by 2 AM/FM of “T-Y-O-C Painkillers” (originally from last year’s Spectral Sound Vol. 1 compilation) completes the EP, offering yet another in the growing list of reasons attesting to Spectral’s vitality in a scene that constructs from the lessons of the past a remarkable vision for the future.
Around the same time that Michigan’s Tadd Mullinix adopted his hip-hop oriented Dabrye alias, he also took on the acid house alias James T. Cotton. With its playful use of female Chinese voc...check out JTC's page and other releases