The excitable new-school electro drum'n'bass of Friend
formed part of the highly respected Swedish label Dot, which broke out of the gate in early 1997 with four impeccable EPs -- one each by Hab
. Both "Chromosome for Sale" and the later "Sauna Sessions" were pieces of electro-jungle fusion tuned with an unusually fine hand, and on Friend's
double-pack Single of the Week
EP, he received help from friend Doktor Kosmos
) for a surprisingly straightahead quasi-pop song. Friend's
debut album Hot Rod
appeared on Dot in September 1997.