2017 Jun 25     
2 Bit Thugs

Lisztomania boss Igor Gonya serves up a brace of dancefloor delights for the Kent-based label

Here, Russia's Igor Gonya takes time out from running his own Listzomania imprint to serve up a deep house two-tracker for Kent's Fade To Funk.

On the A-side (or rather A1, as it's billed as a double A-side) you'll find It's All Just Inside Me, wherein a snatch of hard-to-decipher female vocal sits atop shuffly drums, a fluid b-line, what I call "cocktail party" crowd noise and most importantly, an organ line that - though it sounds like a slightly overblown comparison - has a vaguely Doors-y air about it. The raw, unpolished sound to the vocal snip also lends the track a pleasingly old-school kinda feel. Flip to the, er, A2 and it's the turn of Scooby Dub, a garage-y cut which rides tuffer drums and a jazzy, hip-swayin' b-line with shakers, Jersey-style organ parps and cut-up male and female vocal snips that are augmented by a third, main female vocal sample.

A million miles from the polished, proggy, Berlin style of "deep house", this one - but if it's raw, tracky dancefloor shizzle you're looking for then step right this way. Oh, and a little bird tells me there's a new label coming from Mr Gonya soon, too, so watch this space...

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 23 June



Review Score: 8




Tags: Igor Gonya, Fade To Funk, Lisztomania