2018 Mar 08     
2 Bit Thugs

A familiar vocal leads the charge on this three-track EP for Berlin label Stylerockets

Here, German duo Stylerockets, AKA Sebastian Roter and Dan lewis, serve up a three-track EP from Berlin's Stylerockets label .

First up is the title track, a jazzy house number which starts with a kick and a hi-hat, then adds a simple but effective piano loop and a few spacey samples before the bassline kicks in. Odd vocal snips then start to creep in here and there and the track immediately springs into life, as it's a very recognisable sample if you were around in the early 1990s or are a fan of classic house. As I was, and am!

Next up, I Have A Question starts off with a muted kick, hi-hat and clap and builds with layers of electro-esque sounds, including a rubbery bassline and synth stabs. Then the male spoken vocal samples come in and again the track springs to life, with a great backbeat and the vocal as one of the main hooks. And then finally there's Got To Go, which starts with an acid line, a kick and percussion hits. and again some well used samples, which are backed by another old school hip-house backbeat, with pianos, an organ and 303’s taking centre stage.

All three tracks are solid dancefloor groovers and a pleasure to listen to, but I have to say especially Always There just because it references one of my favourite old school anthems ever. Cut 'n' paste house at its best.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 5 March



Review Score: 9




Tags: Roter & Lewis, Stylerockets, house