2017 Dec 27     
2 Bit Thugs

Spanish producer Dan serves up four sizzling dancefloor cuts

Samuel Dan is a Spanish tech-house DJ/producer who followed in his father’s footsteps to become a DJ, and moved to Germany as a student to practise his craft.

This four-track EP kicks off with the title track, which starts with a percussive loop that's joined by a funky bassline, vocal samples that don’t say anything recognisable, and loads of off-the-wall percussion and sci-fi synth stabs. It's a proper little groover and is followed by Sexy, which has a similar start but with the addition of vocal sample and a bass tone. As it progresses there are more sci-fi sounds firing off all over the place, plus male and female vocal samples that make for another damn fine track.

The third track, Dancing Monkey, has a simple kick/snare/closed hi-hat intro, but with added vocal stabs. It takes longer to find its groove but when it gets there it's a good one, with female vocals, messed-up male vocal samples and lots of stereo panning. The final track, Dreamer, starts with another percussive opening, then builds with swirls and a funky bassline. It has another vocal sample about being a dreamer, and loads of snare rolls and other weird little sounds firing all over the place, but in the right places to make it work really well.

This is an accomplished EP, with all four tracks being funky, fun and well-produced. I will be playing all four out and I’m sure they'll go down very well.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 25 December



Review Score: 8




Tags: Samuel Dan, Roush Label, tech house, tech-house