2018 Nov 11     
2 Bit Thugs

Their latest offering consists of two dead-cert floor movers

First appearing on the scene in 2015, Aaron Taylor and Charles Robinson aka PAX have taken the scene by storm with signings to such labels as Elrow Music, Sola, Toolroom, ABODE, Kaluki and Lost, to name but a few. They return to ABODE to deliver this two-track gem of a release, which is a real rumpshaker.

Just Touch itself opens with a long intro made up of building percussion, odd noises and emerging vocal samples that come into their own in a breakdown with old-school leanings. As the track kicks back in, a simple bassline is added and the vocals keep playing. There's another breakdown which has electric piano stabs, a long military snare roll and a riser that takes you back to the track, and onwards it rolls in a very floor-friendly fashion. 

The second track, Crazy Things, starts with an almost ethnic drum loop that gives way to a breakdown where the bassline is solo'd and the vocals are put through an FX unit, then onwards it goes with the vocal cut up and loads of eccentric sounds thrown into the mix for good measure, all of which works really well and adds to the mild insanity of the track, another feisty floorfiller.

Another winner on ABODE that pushes all of the right buttons. I have no favourite: I will play both out and I know they're going to be well received.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 9 November



Review Score: 8




Tags: PAX, ABODE Records, house