2018 Aug 01     
2 Bit Thugs

The Spanish house producer returns to Hector Couto's Roush Label

Having released his Boodang EP on Roush back in December, Spanish talent Samuel Dan returns for this midsummer release that's aimed squarely at the dancefloors of Europe and beyond. There are three tracks, all of which are percussive crowd-friendly funsters that make you want to get up to get down.

First up is the title track Mamba, which starts with a synth bassline, adds a pronounced percussion loop and then builds with added vocal chants, sci-fi FX and a pad sound to the introduction of the main vocal, which is in a hip-house style and fits the electro-tech backbeat perfectly. That's followed by Katana, which has a swung drum beat, a punchy bassline, snare fills and messed-up vocals that are detuned and are used as part of the instrumentation. There are also growling bass synths and repeated piercing cowbell hits in play, and the track is as floor-friendly as the first. Finally, Who Knows keeps the energy levels high, with a sung male vocal over a peppy backbeat with bright tones and a smattering of acidic sounds in the mix. It's another floorfiller which will no doubt get a good hammering from many a DJ this summer.

All three tracks here would be good enough for a single release on their own, and you could happily play all three in the same set and keep a crowd satisfied, making this a release that's well worth checking out.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 30 July



Review Score: 8




Tags: Samuel Dan, Roush Label, house