2016 Jul 31     
2 Bit Thugs

Comes in three mixes - all from Noa himself

Three mixes to choose from on this latest offering from Norwegian house producer Nils Noa - and, somewhat unusually these days, all three come from Noa himself.

First up is the Villa Mix, which rides crisp, no-nonsense beats with a Korg M1-ish organ bassline straight outta the mid-90s but a much more contemporary-sounding, heavily treated vocal. Some synthy squiggles add texture, but essentially it's a simple groove made to keep bodies moving, albeit one with a lovely minor-key piano breakdown in the middle. Next up is the Acid Dub, which sounds like it should be fairly self-explanatory but whose take on 'acid' is a little more raspy than normal, and which also features some cool rave-y stabs.

And then finally there's the Balearic Mix, which is pretty similar to the Original but just nudges it for yours truly thanks to a) a whooshy, rising intro vaguely redolent of the Sounds Of Blackness classic The Pressure and b) some subtle application of the acid licks from the previous mix.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 29 July



Review Score: 8




Tags: Nils Noa, Troll Records, house