2019 May 01     
2 Bit Thugs

Young UK producer Ross McCormack returns to ANOTR's label

A four-track EP here that’s all killer and no filler, with all four tracks designed for maximum grooviness and capable of fueling any dancefloor.

The first track is March On Rhythm. It starts with an idiosyncratic percussion loop, then brings in a simple galloping bassline and heavily effected vocals that sound great. Next up is Keriythm, which has its own percussion loop and a moaned female vocal line, before in comes a punchy electro bass riff that really lifts the track and is also the main hook. 

Luuk van Dijk's remix of Keriythm ups the tempo and features a different bassline with a fast, punchy and almost dubby rhythm to it. There are moaned female vocals and some other prominent sounds, and for me this mix is the better of the two. Then finally we have Algorithum, which has a long, light percussive intro that leads you to a super-funky bassline which drives the track – a dubby affair with messed-up hip-house vocal samples – from there on out.

This EP is packed with energy and all four cuts got me grooving, so it should be well received by the tune-buying public.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 29 April



Review Score: 7




Tags: Rossi, Ross McCormack, Luuk Van Dijk, No Art, ANOTR, house, hip-house