2018 Sep 02     
2 Bit Thugs

The mysterious German duo come up with the tribal goods on the fourth release from own label

Not much info at all on this one, but it certainly locks you in its tribal grooves, and has had a good crowd reaction when I've played it out.

The lead track is the Push Remix. As it's a tribal tech-house record I don’t think it has anything to do with the trance artist Push, but I could be wrong! Anyway, it starts with a tribal drum loop, with loads of drums in the mix and atmospheric sounds in the background - bleeps, whip sounds and distant pads that play over the tribal beat and drive it along nicely. Next up is the Original Mix, which has another tribal-ish intro but with a recognisable kick, hi-hat and snare this time, plus other ethnic drum sounds, a man whistling and another saying something that I can't make but that works well as a rhythmical tool. As the track progresses a whip sample and an incessant synth tone appear, and gel together very nicely. Finally you get the Jack Morado Remix, which starts with a pronounced bassline and isn't so tribal. This rub features a guitar riff and a big synth by way of a lead line, and has some nice drum fills thrown in for good measure.

The good thing here is that the three mixes all sound very different, unlike a lot of tech-house tracks of late that sound thrown-together. The Jack Morado Remix is my favourite of the three.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 31 August



Review Score: 7




Tags: Beni & Mussa, Structed Records, Push, Jack Morado, tech-house, tech house, tribal