Review: Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan's "the medium is the message" theorem suggests the form of a medium - say vinyl - embeds itself in the message - say house music - a vessel which provides information. The result: "a symbiotic relationship by which the medium influences how the message is perceived". The Remote label releases its first EP of the year in a various artist form. On the A-Side is the authoritative Chicago house revivalist Perseus Traxx with "Words For The Medium", also the EPs title. Warbling keys and stretched leads are the grounding Perseus Traxx uses for his trademark house-jack percussion to run all over, while Lakumer's debut opus "Kensal Price" also features; sustained chords and crispy rides the highlight. Another debutant is Haze N Adaze with "Hurt You", a deep and forlorn house cut with dank basement beats and a distant vocal that shouts "get down". Russian producer Kemmerton, a resident DJ at Moscow's Propaganda club, rounds out the EP with vamped chords, a burly bassline and busy percussion in "Get Down".