This record is the only one Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman) released under the alias Jack Master. Was he mocking Chicago with the extremely similar record design, alias and EP name? Perhaps I will never find out, but he certainly succeeded in whatever he was trying to achieve! The whole EP sounds DJ Skull-esque as it embraces the hard hitting percussion, simplicity and bleeps of the early acid house scene in Chicago but holds a noticeabley atmospheric Detroit style edge. The high hats coming in at ~2:10 are powerful and the cavernous kick drum sounds similar to Basic Channel’s work. Vocals again aren’t sexualised or playful like much Chicago house but fill the space, almost like another instrument, in the broken percussion of the kick. Altogether a more serious sounding mash-up of Chicago’s signature sounds and Hawtin’s own interpretation of dance music. Check out B1 too!