2016 May 06     
2 Bit Thugs

Mixes come from Adis, Adnan Jakubovic, Black Acid and Marino & Marko Finessa

A two-track, six-mix EP here from Bosnia & Herzegovina's Fobia Records that'll appeal to lovers of many shades of house and techno (and all things in-between).

Serbia's Jelly For The Babies AKA Marijan Raskovic is the man at the controls, serving up two original cuts. Plural itself is an atmospheric tech-house throbber topped with some sparingly applied Moroder/Yello-ish synth wibbles, while Hectic is a chunkier, quite eyes-down affair best served to truly locked-on dancefloors in those very late (or rather very early) hours. Of the two, Hectic just nudges it for me.

The rest of the EP's taken up with remixes of the title track. Adis injects a little extra dancefloor oomph, while a heftier b-line and ominous low-end synth scrapes add a vague air of menace. Adnan Jakubovic serves up a spangled rub that takes us into prog territory, while a deeper take on prog informs the remix from Marino & Marko Finessa, but the pick of the remixes to these ears is Black Acid's Dark Dub, which is arguably the housiest rub but maintains the dark mood.

With some excellent releases on Incepto Deep, Submarine Vibes and Spring Tube, this reviewer hasn't heard a step wrong from Jelly For The Babies to date - if he's not on your 'ones to watch' list already, he should be.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 5 May



Review Score: 8




Tags: Jelly For The Babies, Fobia Records, Adis, Adnan Jakubovic, Black Acid, Marino & Marko Finessa