2018 Feb 16     
2 Bit Thugs

Leeds producer Jey Kurmis serves up three tracks aimed fair and square at the dancefloor

Jey Kurmis is a firm favourite with the Hot Creations camp, and here he returns to the label with an EP dedicated to his “love, family and friend”.

The title track Jessycat is up first, a tech-houser with a percussive intro, weird vocal effects and whooshes. These take you to the main body of the track, which has more trippy vocals and a healthy dose of sound effects. There are a number of mini-breakdowns, and the track is squarely aimed at the dancefloor. Following that is Fien, a collaboration with Belgian duo Nukov & Yelmet that keeps the tech-house beats a-rollin’, with a bleeped percussive intro leading to a galloping, funky bassline and rapped lyrics which work a treat. There's a breakdown with just the vocals and no percussion and bass, after which it's back into the action - and it's sounding good! Finally you have Vanstone, which opens with a stripped-back intro and strange squelchy noises that eventually make up the techy backbeat, atop which sit mad sound FX and various male/female vocal samples - from simple shouts to parts of sentences.

The whole EP is kind of verging on insanity, but that's part of its genius, as in context it all makes complete aural sense. As for for which track I like best, it's quite hard to say: these tracks are made to be heard in a room full of dancing people at loud volume. So what I'd advise is that you check them all out and jump on them ASAP, because I think this release is really going to fly!

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 16 February



Review Score: 9




Tags: Jey Kurmis Hot Creations, tech house, tech-house