Per QX and Zoo Brazil – Give it Up – (Noir)

Since establishing his label some time ago, Noir’s self-titled label has become one of the most consistent performers in the modern tech-house sphere. Even so, their latest from PerQX and Zoo Brazil is especially excellent, not least because of its dancefloor persuasions – but also because of the manner by which it practically forces us to get on down.

A five tracker of some distinction, it gets underway thanks to the title track, Give it Up, a driving an uncompromisingly sultry effort that’s grating when it needs to be yet still full of flair and panache thanks to its spiky bassline especially. A promising start, the latter is soon compounded by none other than Kevin Saunderson’s remix, which is a pure peak-timer that forces parallels with some of his best work. Less delicate in parts than what’s arrived before, it’s nonetheless a pounding but melodic effort that’ll find favour on big floors especially.

Elsewhere, we’ve got Dantiez Saunderson’s intricately woven together remix to comprehend, as well as a more hallowed out remix by Pig&Dan, who expectedly bring things to a more up-tempo place. As an added bonus, the sometime Cocoon duo also unleash a dubbed out remix for those of you not so into the vocal. Regardless of whether or not this is your first introduction to the sounds of Noir, this is an all-round quality listen.

4 out of 5

Reviewed by Ian Fleming