2016 Jun 18     
2 Bit Thugs

The New York producer serves up an excellent two-tracker for Classic

This release from New York's Eli Escobar sees Classic Music Company eschewing their more leftfield/wonky/experimental stylings in favour of straight-up deep disco house.

Phreeky itself has a hint of barrio funk coursing through its veins, thanks largely to its intricate, tinkling percussion, which is married to a full-phat bassline, chiming pianos, mid-90s Joey Negro-esque stabs and two separate vocals: a scatty female one and a male one saying "I need a freak, yeah yeah, I need a freak right now". Flip it over and you'll find Can't Stop Dancing, which is every bit as disco-tastic with an urgent b-line, whispered "can't stop dancing" female vocals, chorused BVs and crowd noise, piano chords to die for and wukka-wukking geetar.

Can't Stop Dancing is the deeper of the two and my personal fave, calling to mind the late 90s output of Grant Nelson's excellent Deep Trouble imprint. But in truth both tracks are great, so miss this at your peril!

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 13 June



Review Score: 9




Tags: Classic Music Company, Eli Escobar, disco house