Two tracks from DUNKS, plus one from Dunks & Camma
This three-track tech-house EP, which has two tracks by DUNKS and one by DUNKS & Camma, comes on Gosh Recordings, a Sheffield-based label that was set up in 2014 to release new house, tech-house and techno. The label has found support across the globe, which isn't surprising if all their releases are of this quality.
The first track is DUNKS’ titular Ain't My Type, which starts with a percussion loop and builds with gangster film samples and a nifty breakbeat drum pattern into a rolling tune whose main hook is the movie sample - it's quite minimal apart from that, and seems to be missing a bassline. Next up is Pressure, another DUNKS solo joint, which injects a large dose of funk into the fray and sounds all the better for it, with a swung drum pattern, chunky bassline, synth stabs and the word "pressure" repeated over and over.
Finally you have DUNKS & Camma’s North Road 7A, which builds from another percussive intro into a full-on party tune with a vocal sample from New Deep Society's 1989 classic Warehouse Days Of Glory laid over a funky backbeat with bleeps, trumpet notes and synth stabs to get you in the mood to party.
Two tracks on this EP are no-nonsense party starters and as the saying goes, two outta three ain't bad! So I have to applaud this release for its singlemindedness in making you want to dance. My favourite track is Pressure and I look forward to playing it out over the coming months.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: Out now
Review Score: 8