2018 Dec 22     
2 Bit Thugs

Berlin-based Irishman Lovatt comes to Mexican label My Own Beat

This latest bullet from B-Liv's My Own Beat label is something of a must-check for those that like it 'proper deep'.

The centrepiece of Third Bass is a sampled, spoken rastaman vocal that talks about how "Babylon shall fall", and that sounds like it could be the late, great Robert Nesta Marley himself (though I wouldn't put money on it). Unsurprisingly, then, the track itself in its Original form is a deep, dubby affair: there's no big room drama here, just layers of warm, enveloping sound to lose yourself in, whether that's in the middle of a 4am dancefloor or curled up on the sofa.

Luca L's Deep Remix brings the dubwise aspects even further to the fore, and is my pick of the four rubs; alternatively, you might opt for the slightly techier and faster-paced mix from Polyplay, or even the acidic, techno-oriented Al Keegan Remix, which of the three remixes definitely does the most script-flipping.

It doesn't really matter which one you choose, though, because this is top-drawer tackle whichever you plump for.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 17 December




Review Score: 9




Tags: Michael Lovatt, My Own Beat Records, B-Liv, Al Keegan, Polyplay, Luca L