Tuff City Kids might as well call themselves peak time kids. The duo of Running Back co-founder Gerd Janson and fellow German DJ/producer Phillip Lauer has been turning out remixes and original productions who's sole goal is to keep you moving. They waste no effort in their productions, the drums are big and the synths pack a mighty punch. The Kirk Juemmeth EP builds on those strong foundations with four tracks of floor filling material. They've teamed up with Victor Shan and both versions of lead cut "Lambsgame" are reminiscent of his power-house stomper, "Chord Memories." Our pick is the Chopper Rescue Version. The B side gets its jack on while still packing in the animated character that Tuff City Kids bring to the table. If the lead on "Highlights" is a bit much for you just throw on "Cole Rabies Beats" and all will be right with the world.
- music label: Permanent Vacation 2015