2017 Jul 31     
2 Bit Thugs

The LA producer further cements his fast-growing reputation

Redux Saints AKA Jason Miller returns after the success he had with the Boundaries EP with another biggie - both in literal terms as there are three tracks in a total of seven mixes, and in quality terms because Part One is a thing of aural beauty.

The opening track is DTLA itself, and comes in three mixes: an Original which is quite progressive with "down to the underground” repeated over and over in the breakdown, a Dom Kane Remix which is sparser and has a futuristic feel, and finally a Paul Sawyer Remix which is ethereal and soothing on the ear, with bells and vocal pads giving it a blissed-out warmth. The latter is my favourite of the three.

Then you have the VIP Mix of Once Upon A Country, with a solid synth riff, claps and spine-tingling moments all served up in a tech-house format with neat percussive flurries. This is followed by the Ben Remember Remix, a mini epic with breakdowns vocal "oh's" and snare rolls a-plenty.

Last but by no means least is Fiend, the Original Mix of which has a distinct old school feel with muted 303 growls, congas and a great retro synth lead-line. This is followed by the Lok N Key Remix which is more relaxed, with a one-note staccato intro that then develops into an ethereal-sounding, almost progressive track with deep tones and a vocal chants that give it great presence.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 31 July



Review Score: 9




Tags: Redux Saints, Jason Miller, DTLA, Krafted Underground