Fresh from the 15th anniversary of Northern house and techno-led night Circus (celebrated with a 15 Years Of Circus comp), club night and label boss Yousef is back with a brand new batch of tech-house weaponry. The Tools EP features four high-octane bangers, each ideal for dancefloors anywhere. To build up to the February 16 release date, Yousef's sharing EP centrepiece "Sweetness". Built around driving techno tropes of thumping bass, hypnotic bleeps and a gnarled, sawtooth synth, Yousef's "Sweetness" is anything but. In fact, the whole EP takes its cues from the raw, rough-around-the-edges tech-house of the late '90s, all with a 2018 spin.
Yousef explained to Complex via email: "'Sweetness' was designed to be a raw, funk and in parts, sample-based gnarly head-fuck of a track. When you listen to it, you may notice it purposely has almost no punctuation to the bars; the changes and parts flip in and out the track at will, or rather when I felt it. It's as random a track as I've made recently and it's powerful on the dancefloor."