2018 Jul 22     
2 Bit Thugs

Label boss MAR-T supplies two originals, Detlef and Stacey Pullen remix

Since 2006, Spain's Wow! Recordings have prided themselves on releasing music from a diverse array of artists, and for their 100th release, they've pulled in Detlef and Stacey Pullen on remix duties for label boss Mar-T’s two original cuts.

First up is the Original Mix of Forbidden Coco, which kicks off with a complicated percussion loop and the bassline, then introduces vocal chops and a great oscillating synth riff, other odd sounds and tight snare hits. It's a phat track that's primed and ready for dancefloor devastation. Next up is the Detlef Visions Remix, which begins with a repeated cowbell and adds a sci-fi riser and a tight drum loop, a stabbed synth line, rubbery sounds and the word "visions" repeated. It's more sparse and tripped-out than the original, and again will cause a storm out on the floor.

Then we have the Original Mix of The Prophecy, which has a muted bassline intro with a pad and swung percussion that builds until the funky groove is unleashed. There are rapid congas and other rhythmic elements, plus a funky bassline and vocal chops, and it sounds great. Last but not least is Stacey Pullen’s Deep In Detroit Remix, which starts with the rolling congas, adds the vocal chops and sound stabs, but keeps it tight and minimal throughout in true Detroit style.

This is a great 100th release all round, but my favourite is MAR-T’s original of The Prophecy - it has a great funky bassline, and I just love the funk!

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 20 July



Review Score: 8




Tags: MAR-T, Wow! Recordings, Stacey Pullen, Detlef, tech-house, tech house, 100th release