This new release on Her Majesty's Ship sees the Rimshooters duo team up with Snax to create a sassy little house twelve.
The slightly disturbingly named Rimshooters are Massimilliano Pagliara and DJ Rotciv. After meeting via social media back in 2010 they started working together despite the massive geographic distance between them, with Pagliara living in Berlin and Rotciv in Brazil. They've since got together and are based in Europe.
Snax hails from the US but having travelled from Washington D.C. To San Francisco and then New York he is now also in Berlin. With a number of quality tracks to his name he's an artist worth following - 'Honeymoon's Over' in particular was a bit of a classic, a tight, funky and minimal house record.
'Pledge Allegiance' was originally started as a melancholic house record but somehow ended up being transformed into the ass-wiggling electro-disco record it is now. The track is pretty restrained - aside from Snax's vocal it's fairly unfussy, with a squelchy bass and simple drum patterns emphasised with some hand claps. It's Snax's personality and Prophet 5 synth solo that steal the show though - this is a record that takes off it's business suit to reveal a spangly two-piece silver bikini.
There are two remixes included in addition to the original. The Rimshooters acid dub loses the Prophet 5 synth in place of a fairly straight forward acid line - a little formulaic in comparison to the original. Snax is given control for the final mix, unleashing his new moniker Box Office Poison, for a dub. With a chaotic, echoey, strung-out vibe it manages to out-shine and out-weird the original - it's a muted, atmospheric and spaced out track that suggests Snax has a fair amount of talent.
It may not be quite the tentpole release that 'Honeymoon's Over' was but 'Pledge Allegiance' is good all the same.
Pledge Allegiance is released through Her Majesty's Ship on Monday, preview it below: