2018 Jan 28     
2 Bit Thugs

Rich Pinder takes care of remix duties

This track came to me with no info apart from the release date and the fact that there's a Rich Pinder Remix. So it has to be the music that does the talking here, and luckily talk it does in a very nice manner.

The Original Mix of Get Loose starts with a quirky percussion loop, which is joined by a kickdrum and some bleeps, which always work for me. As the track progresses it soon becomes clear that it's a pretty minimal affair, with a male spoken vocal sample, a very light bassline and the central percussion loop as the driving force behind it. The Rich Pinder Remix starts with a kick, hi-hat and crowd noises, and is heavy on the funk, with a tight electro bassline and a vocal sample I haven't heard since the early 90s - a nice touch. There's a synth lead and a swung drum pattern, which guarantee that this will cause a stir out on the dancefloor, but again it's all quite minimalist in approach. Rounding out the EP is Stay True, which again starts with a kick and a hi-hat plus a looped sound, and again is quite minimal with some nice tones played throughout to give it some meat. There's a vocal sample as well, but it's embedded into the backbeat so the track is all rhythm which works well.

So there you have it: a two-track release with a remix of the first track (which is my favourite) and all three are a bit mysterious. My advice is check this out if you like your tracks slick and understatedly funky.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 26 January


Review Score: 8




Tags: Lee Pearce, FXtion Records