2018 Mar 03     
2 Bit Thugs

Bristol's rising house star Jamie Morrison comes to Sinnmusik*

After making his production debut on Alfresco Disco in 2016, here Bristol producer Jamie Morrison comes to Barcelona's Sinnmusik* with a very fine three-tracker.

All three tracks are plenty playable, but it's Oh Yeah! itself, in its Original form, that's the killer to these ears. Fellow Bristolian and accomplished funk/soul pianist Jack Baldus lends a hand on this one, dropping some insistent, rolling licks straight out of the classic Italo-house playbook, to which Morrison responds with (what appears to be) a cheeky bite from a very familiar vocal from the same era. There's some nice squelchy funk geetar in there too, and the overall effect is somewhat akin to hearing 1992 through a wall while feeling more than a little, ahem, 'altered'. Me like!

Will Sonic then supplies a more contemporary-sounding remix that's a far smoother ride: in isolation I'd probably going crazy for this one, too, though the nostalgic rush of the Original wins out when the two go head-to-head. And then finally there's Everybody, a slightly more sedate houser built around a warm, surging bassline, sax stabs, hand percussion and more barely-there sampled vox, though in this case I couldn't tell you the original source.

Quality stuff as ever from Sinnmusik* - the fact that it comes from someone who's local to iDJ is just the icing on the cake!

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 26 February



Review Score: 8




Tags: J.Morrison, Jamie Morrison, Sinnmusik*, Jack Baldus, house