2020 May 21     
2 Bit Thugs

The rising UK duo make their DNS debut, Sidney Charles and LaRosa take care of remix duties

Making their debut on Max Chapman's Resonance in 2018, UK duo Hart & Neenan have since chalked up releases on Distance Music, Twisted Fusion, Whyostro, Under No Illusion and more. And now they come to Do Not Sleep with this two-track, four-mix EP.

Riding tuff, driving 4/4s and a hefty rump-shaking bassline, Patience itself starts out sounding like a fairly typical tech-house joint from the label, but very soon distinguishes itself thanks to the vocal from Elliot Chapman: "I was always told, you better get it before you're old, you can be too patient". Chapman's jazzy/soulful stylings reallly lift the track above the herd, and should help it reach out to a wider range of floors. Sidney Charles then supplies a slightly deeper remix wtih skippy, twitchy beats replacing the four-to-the-floor thump of the original. Sect, meanwhile, is (in its original form) a bottom-heavy, funk-fuelled deep house groover augmented by all manner of microsounds and sci-fi bleeps. The remix from Australia's LaRosa then strips things back for a slightly more laidback, late-night ride. 

If pushed then the Original Mix of Patience takes the gold for yours truly, but this is good stuff all round.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 15 May



Review Score: 8




Tags: Hart & Neenan, Do Not Sleep, Sidney Charles, LaRosa, deep house, tech house, tech-house