Perhaps no EDM artist has remained busier over the course of the global lockdown than Grammy Award-nominated dance music vet Kaskade, who has released a whirring bevy of new music in recent weeks. His latest comes in the form of a joint effort with frequent collaborator Mr. Tape, who helps Kaskade drop a house anthem oozing with the spirit and empathic oomph of a club heater.
"Hand Hip" is house bop that moonlights as a phlegmatic middle finger to COVID-19, urging listeners to dance instead of wallow. "No shoes, no shirt, no problem / just shake that naked bottom," Mr. Tape exclaims as he incites a deep house fracas. You can feel the sass as the refrain chugs along, amplified by saturated kick-drums, crisp hi-hats, and nasty bass patches.