Lady Is Trouble is the latest release from Audiojack's Gruuv label and it comes with two separate tracks - one by Tom Budden and Forrest together and the other a solo offering from just Tom.
The title track, featuring Forrest, is a swaying tech-house track with falsetto vocals telling tales of relationship dissatisfaction. It's is backed with ambient pads and some loose hi-hats, giving the track an easy yet clean sound.
Two remixes of Lady Is Trouble feature. Coat of Arms apply a stuttering garage transformation, amping up the main melody through the use of rhythmic stabs. House legends X-press 2 provide the other remix, keeping it simple with the application of a chunky bass line and a sprinkling of Rhodes that lets the vocal fill the remaining space.
Budden's other original track on the EP, Falling, is a deeper, echoey track full of pitched down vocals and overdubbing. There's less of a house feel than on Lady Is Trouble, and instead the track focuses on a dark groove. This time the remix comes from OOFT!, who gives it more of a basement vibe with lots of treble-heavy drum loops and a bigger melody.
Lady Is Trouble is released today through Gruuv, grab it on MP3 from Amazon.co.uk [affiliate link].