2016 Apr 17     
2 Bit Thugs

Remixes come from Graeme Vass and Ryky himself

Proof here - were any needed - that it's still possible to get away with a very familiar vocal sample if the track's strong enough to carry it!

The sample in question is the "look, I'm on right now" bit from Ellis D's My Loleatta, which you might also know from Armando's classic 100% Of Dissin' U. On Ryky's original mix, it's placed atop no-nonsense tech-house beats and a dark, rumbling speed garage bassline. Graeme Vass's remix tones down the b-line considerably while opting for tuffer drums and energetic stabs, making this the obvious choice for terrace play on a certain Mediterranean island this summer, while finally Ryky's own Ghetto Remix plumps for strident, stripped percussion and a long breakdown in the middle.

All three are plenty playable, but the Original takes the gold.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 11 April



Review Score: 8




Tags: house, tech house, tech-house, 18-09 Records, Ryky, Graeme Vass