Track Review: The Hacker – “Enter”

[Correspondant; 2013]

French DJ Jennifer Cardini has compiled the first compilation for her house music record label Correspondant. Comprising fifteen previously unreleased tracks of soaring space disco, Correspondant Compilation 01 exemplifies the myriad possibilities available to producers working in a niche genre. The Hacker’s “Enter” is a buzzing, menacing, endlessly enticing thing, like Umberto on ecstasy or Zombi at a gay bar, featuring a stomping midtempo beat with lurching industrial accents and synths that sound like they’re being sucked into quicksand. It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of “dance music,” but try walking with this on your iPod and you’ll find yourself strutting by track’s end.