2018 Nov 25     
2 Bit Thugs

Mysterious Irish producers Podje and Ping join forces

Here we have an idiosyncratic release from the Krafted stable, featuring two tracks that sound individual enough to stand out from the pack, but that will still fit into a DJ set with ease.

First up is the title track, which starts out with a moaned female vocal snippet, then moves straight into the groove. An organ riff functions as the main hook, augmented by a high female vocal and a skippy drum pattern which eventually comes to a breakdown, where the vocal takes centrestage and the organ line recedes into the background. It kind of reminds me of the organ sound The Doors used to use, which is high praise indeed from a Doors fan like me! 

The second track, Thoughts From Outer Space, begins with a funky rhythm guitar loop, kick and hi-hat. Eventually a simple vocal line comes into play, which at first features sung sounds rather than words, giving it a jazzy, soulful feel. As it hits a breakdown the vocalist starts to sing actual words in a soft voice, which adds to the whole jazzy vibe and makes this track really stand out from the pack.

The second track is my favouite here but I'll happily play both, as this release is a real breath of fresh air.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 23 November


Review Score: 8




Tags: Podje, Ping, Podje & Ping, Unrivaled Music, house