2019 Mar 09     
2 Bit Thugs

The deep house 'superlabel' reaches its ninth release

What we have here is the ninth release from Crooks & Villains Records, which is something of a 'superlabel' as it's essentially a joint venture between two already well-established deep house imprints, Gents & Dandy's and Something Different.

As you might expect from that pedigree, trad-style deep house grooves are very much the order of the day on this offering from rising Newcastle producer Col Lawton. In its Original form, Come On marries shuffly, rolling drums and a meandering, jazzy bassline to lingering piano chords, synth-brass flourishes and female vocal shouts ("Come on!", "What?", "Oh yeah?" etc). Remix duties are then taken care of by Manuel Costela, whose Madrid Club Remix rides more straight-up 4/4s and a heftier bassline, as well as adding a decidedly Around The World-ish synth line.

Either rub will keep deep house floors shimmying for sure, but if pushed Costela's remix just nudges it for me.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 1 March (Traxsource) / 15 March (general release)



Review Score: 8




Tags: Col Lawton, Manuel Costa, Crooks & Villains, deep house