2020 May 28     
2 Bit Thugs

'Drift Within' is a techy affair while B-side 'Wordplay' has just a hint of melodic/progressive overtones

A two-tracker from NYC Joeski here, coming on Poker Flat, that shows off the NYC veteran's techier side.

On the A, Drift Within features the same psychobabble spoken vocal that was used on Mission Control AKA Murk's 1990 deep house classic Outta Limits. Here, it's placed across a sparse deep tech backing that's augmented, from about the two-minute mark, with fluttery synth wibbles and vocal microsnips, the end result being a track that'll work well in the warm-up but is probably best suited to very late play. Over on the B, meanwhile, Worldplay is a wonked-out, eyes-down 3am house jam that should work on deep and progressive floors alike, thanks to its multiple (and often analogue-sounding) synth flourishes and cut-up, foreign language vox.

Drift Within itself is the one for me here, but both tracks are of as high a calibre as we've come to expect – from both artist and label.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 22 May



Review Score: 8




Tags: Joeski, Poker Flat, NYC, house, deeep house, progressive house, deep tech