2019 Feb 03     
2 Bit Thugs

Brazilian producer Martinelli brings two cuts that blur genre divides

Born in Brazil, based in Spain, here Arthur Martinelli comes to Portuguese label CrackHouse Recordings with two quality dancefloor cuts that you can file under 'deep' or 'tech' house as you see fit.

On the A, Rock It itself veers more to the former side, with its insistent warm, one-note keyboard stabs, dubwise bassline and male/female vocal snips, while B-side My Drop, which is tougher, pacier and more inclined to indulge in the odd snare roll, and which sports a looped hip-house/rap vocal bite, probably errs more on the latter side.

But either has the chops to cut it on even the most "purist" floors dedicated to either style, so perhaps we should put the genre tags aside, say these are two very solid house cuts and leave it at that? Yeah, that sounds like a plan…

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 1 February


Review Score: 8




Tags: Arthur Martinelli, CrackHouse Recordings, deep house, tech house, tech-house