2018 Dec 29     
2 Bit Thugs

Swiss label Les Folies Digitales come with the nostalgic house vibes

This latest missive from the loose collective of musicians, DJs and producers who fly under the Les Folies Digitales banner will delight those in search of some trad-style house action.

It's label regulars Frank Fonema and Renote who are at the controls for this one, and for this reviewer it's actually all about their Originals here. Bad Mistake itself is a raw-like-sushi vocal houser that's got a distinctly early/mid-90s NY/NJ feel to its handclaps, organ parps and diva vox - the latter are in a Loleatta Holloway/Millie Jackson half-sung, half-shouted style, though whether they're actually sampled from (which I'm 99% sure they are) I couldn't tell you. The other original cut Wanna See U, is just as 90s-sounding, but this time looks to Nightcrawlers-era MK for inspiration while sporting a fine soulful male vocal.

Remix-wise, there's a Flight Mode Dub of Bad Mistake for those who find the incessant vocal a bit too much, while for those who can't get enough of either vocal there are tonsil-tastic DJ Tool rubs of both cuts. But as I said at the start, it's all about the originals here: you'll struggle to find two more authentic-sounding 90s homage cuts this week.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 28 December



Review Score: 8




Tags: Frank Fonema, Renote, Les Folies Digitales, house