So the last time I saw Hint (aka Jonathan James) he was chilling out at the Bill Chill festival last year with his Serato Scratch with some laid back ambient sounds; this year Hint’s got a one woman army comin’ at ya and it’s goin’ to hurt!
The track taken from Hint’s album Driven From Distraction and in its original format, it’s very much in the Tru-Thoughts skool of breaks, future jazz, broken beat area of our favourites like Flevans (with his new single ‘Hold On‘ out this week), Alice Russell, Quantic, TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio with the added bonus that it features the better looking half of the Southampton’s musical Vane family, that’s sometime Part Time Heroes and Diesler vocalist Laura to you and me.
Laura gives a fully fledged one woman army performance to ensure we won’t get in her way but this one is all about the remixes; the ‘One Woman’ Hint Club Mix is playing in my house-dusteppin’ broken house pah! Totally great stuff.
Mr Beatnick (previously featuring Ahu – I Know All The Bitches) takes it down a peg with a slow jack mix (actually it’s really dope like all his other work).
He’s out and about soon supporting the 12″ release and he’s well worth checking out live.
Sunday, May 3 Tru Thoughts at The Westbury, LONDON
Friday, May 8 HINT and LAURA VANE, Pavillion Bar, BRIGHTON
Friday, May 15 HINT at Cafe Leopold, VIENNA
Sunday, May 17 The Spiegeltent, BRIGHTON Festival
Saturday, May 23 HINT at the Marisco Club, WOOLACOMBE
Saturday, June 20 KELBURN CASTLE festival
Reviewed: Hint featuring Laura Vane – One Woman Army EP (Tru Thoughts) Cat. No: TRU EP 193 Released: May 2009
A1 CMONSTEP (4:06)
B1 One Woman Army ft. Laura Vane (Hint Club Mix) (5:04)
B2 One Woman Army ft. Laura Vane (Mr. Beatnick’s Slow Jack Mix) (4:15)