2019 Oct 08     
2 Bit Thugs

UK producer Ben Hebblethwaite looks to EDM for inspiration, and Danny Slade is impressed with the results

BDH has notched up a dozen or so releases since his first track was signed at the tender age of 18. He's put out music of varying genres, but this one is firmly rooted in uplifting trance.

The Original Mix begins with a whooshing sound, then goes straight into an acidic bassline and crisp percussion, which form an intro of sorts. I say 'of sorts' because it's more like an EDM-style build-up to a drop, and takes you to the main body of the track, which is very harmonious and features a jangly piano and big synths playing a pleasing melody that should have the right crowd throwing shapes like their lives depended on it. The breakdown, when it comes, has the piano and the synth riff plus a pad sound, and again has something of an EDM feel, with a screaming riser and snare hits on the beat, which eventually turns into a snare roll as the track reaches a crescendo. 

I'm greatly impressed here: in crafting an uplifting, EDM-inspired trance tune that's overflowing with energy and verve, BDH has shaken the tree of trance knowledge and delivered a vibrant new sound that I loudly applaud.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 7 October



Review Score: 8




Tags: BDH, Ben Hebblethwaite, Nu Communicate Digital, trance, EDM