Title: Cottam 5
Cat Number: COTTAM 5
Genre: Deep House
A: Mixing Tool
B: Escape From New York (Main Title Cottam Re-Wire)
It’s hard to believe that it’s six years since ‘Cottam 4’ was released, but here we are niw with ‘Cottam 5’ and the re-edits have titles! There’s not much left to be said about Paul Cottam except to say that he sprang from obscurity seven or so years ago and made an indelible sonic mark by cloaking his work in a variety of guises, realised that Afrobeat was one of the grooviest sounds on the planet and, in the process, became one of house music’s most singular voices. ‘Mixing Tool’ continues the obsession with shuffling grooves from the heart of darkness, while ‘Escape From NY . . .’ does what it says on the tin. Mr Cottam has a magic formula all his own which crosses genres in the name of funk with ease.