Hotline005

Ring Ring! It must be that time again, Hotline005 is approaching. Last week the phone-driven label published a seedy design in the style of a tabloid sexline ad, simply stating the track titles along with the number that gets you through to the voicemail -  a number that should now be safely stored in a few people's phone books - this is the way to get a first glimpse of what's next in this unpredictable operation. Going straight through to the voicemail, we immediately found ourselves clutching the phone, greeted by a sultry voice leading us into short, deteriorated clips of each side. Over the course of it's 1min duration, a rougher-edged UK Funky interpretation and some pretty icey sounding arpeggios suggest a very apt contribution to what is moving dancefloors at the moment. Bristol residents may also have noticed a few of these tempting flyers stashed in almost-obsolete phone boxes and tucked in between the traffic lights around the BS1 area? And just last night we saw a bold, yet understated poster design printed on orange dayglo paper… 'Strictly Confidential' - Call The Hotline On The Night For Info'... There's not much info on the poster apart from the bare-bone instructions sitting below a flaming phone symbol, not even a mention of the Hotline label, but the number and appearance leave no question as to who's behind this...  For your diary:  25th Sept, 10-4am, Cosies.  These nights usually take place around the same time as the release, so it's safe to say that this record will be available late this month or very early October at the latest. We can't wait. 07980-988-905 keep checking that Hotline...