2016 Aug 27     
2 Bit Thugs

The mysterious Lenny Middles provides a brace of moody, squelchin' rerubs

First out on Tsuba in 2011 (complete with mixes by Larry Heard, no less), this deep houser from Moodymanc - AKA Dubble D, AKA Danny Ward - gets another run-out five years down the line on Danny's own brand new Well Cut Records.

Only the spoken, poetic vocal - a consciousness-raising verbal picture of life in Harlem - remains from the original version of Black Paint. Said vocal now sits atop a chugging, acidic backdrop provided by Lenny Middles, who if the press release is to be believed is an NYC disco veteran from the 70s. Which may be true; equally, given that the press release also insists he was expelled from the US due to an over-fondness for lycra and now lives in a cupboard under Danny's stairs, it may not! 

Doesn't matter, though, because what you have here either way is a dark, chunky, midpaced but still driving houser built for taking dancefloors through the wee small hours, with those 'which mix?' decisions kept nice and simple because there's only the two - one with the vocal, one without. Either's good.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 26 August



Review Score: 8




Tags: Moodymanc, Well Cut Records, Tsuba, Lenny Middles, acid