2018 Jan 07     
2 Bit Thugs

The two Italian producers join forces for Portugal's CrackHouse Recordings

Two Italian producers who normally work separately team up here, and the result is a tech-house two-tracker for Portugal's CrackHouse Recordings that'll not only drag folks onto the dancefloor but put a smile on their faces when they get there, too.

Techno Logic itself is up first. The clue's in the title here, because the female vocal - which is actually used quite sparingly -  owes more than a little to the Daft Punk track of the same name. It's hard to tell if it's actually a sample that's been chopped and reordered within an inch of its life, or if the vocal phrasing and cadence are just very, very similar - either way, the vocal's a clear homage to the French twosome's efforts and sits atop a chunky, throbbing b-line that propels the track ever-forwarded, aided and abetted by crisp tech-house beats and synths redolent of early 90s prog.

The real reason this is getting a review, though, is the B's It's Enough. Again, the vocal is key here. Without it we'd be looking at a perfectly acceptable but otherwise fairly standard-issue tech-houser comprising a fat, funky bassline, tissy hats and some nice garage-y keys. Instead, it'll probably be the one track in your set that the dancers are all talking about on the way home... "Can you believe that track they played, y'know, that one that actually samples Ace Of Base and gets away with it?!".

Two cheeky-as cuts that, as stated above, will work well on the floor and are sure to lighten the mood.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 1 January



Review Score: 8




Tags: Ralph C, Giorgio Adamo, CrackHouse Recordings, Ace Of Base, Daft Punk