2017 Jun 03     
2 Bit Thugs

Not much information on this one but it'll move bodies on the floor for sure

Not a lot I can tell you about this one... a Google search turns up no information on producer Cleary at all. All I know is it's on Spanish label Porky Records, and that it'll move bodies on dancefloors without a doubt.

There's just the two mixes to choose from. Cleary's original starts out with quite light, summery 4/4s and protracted chords, which are augmented by cut-up and chipmunk'd vocal fragments until, at around the 1:30 mark, the track bursts into life properly, dropping the dark, rumbling speed garage-style bassline that presumably gives the track its title! A vaguely R&B-ish male "come on!" sample then loops over the top, and there's the obligatory build, breakdown and drop about halfway through, but that's essentially it. All Growler really is is a down and dirty groove, but that's certainly not a complaint. It's accompanied by a remix from Aren Suarez, who keeps things on a very similar tip but rocks tougher 4/4s from the outset.

As the two rubs are so similar, picking a favourite is a bit pointless, and if it's no-nonsense, heads-down 3am tech-house grooves with a little added funk you're after then either mix will do the job nicely.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 29 May



Review Score: 8




Tags: Cleary, Porky Records, Aren Suarez, tech house, tech-house, speed garage