2016 Jun 21     
2 Bit Thugs

The UK's own disco don Pete Herbert supplies a brace of re-rubs

The Russian duo of Gleb 'GAFL' Ilyusha and Sergey Kharchenko come to UK nu-disco label No Static Recordings, and get a pair of Pete Herbert remixes for their trouble!

In its Original form, Freedom Ltd is a sparkly, spangly nu-disco cut, propelled along by a nice chunky bassline and topped with a jaunty little two-up, two-down synth riff and heavily treated vox. It comes accompanied by an Instrumental from Bestinspace themselves, while Pete Herbert supplies two remixes. His Main Mix houses things up a bit with beefier kicks, a more rave-y bassline and, towards the end, some proper hands-in-the-air piano action. He also adds some Chic-y guitar chops and dials the nagging synth hook back a notch or seven, while his Dub is essentially just an Instrumental.

All four mixes are plenty playable, but I'd suggest the Original is the pick for purist disco/nu-disco floors, while Mr Herbert's rubs will be the ones to reach for everywhere else. This is classy stuff either way, though - and best of all, it manages to avoid the common nu-disco trap of accidentally turning into rubbish 80s synth-pop...

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 17 June


Review Score: 8




Tags: Bestinspace, nu disco, nu-disco, No Static Recordings