2021 Apr 08     
2 Bit Thugs

Bristol's Dan Jeffries serves up two dark dancefloor cuts

No stranger to these pages, Bristol DJ/producer Dan Jeffries returns with a two-tracker on his own mu-sic label that's very much the proverbial game of two halves, Brian.

On the A you'll find Squirm, a squelchy techno number with much use of glitchy microsounds, a nice big, fat bass throb and, as the track progresses, more than a hint of classic old skool Chicago acid, making for a track that'll work equally well as a pre-peaktime builder on techno floors or as an eyes-down 5am workout on housier floors. Flip it and you'll find The Test, which is a little lighter on its feet and has definite overtones of the darker side of UK garage (think Horsepower or Black Ops as opposed to, say, Sweet Female Attitude).

Again, The Test could work in a range of situations – from breaks and UKG sets to the tougher house floors. Combine that with the similarly diverse appeal of the A and you've got an EP that's worth checking for electronic music lovers of many different persuasions.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: Out now




Review Score: 8




Tags: [sic], mu-sic, Dan Jeffries, house, techno, garage, bass music