2018 Jun 14     
2 Bit Thugs

The multi-monikered Greek producer returns to Moon Harbour under his own name

Vangelis Kostoxenakis’s last track on the exalted Moon Harbour label came out a year ago, and he now returns with a quality three-tracker. The Athens-based DJ/producer records under a number of different aliases, but reserves his own name for his big tech-house productions - and with this release he doesn't disappoint.

First up is the title track Huge Organ, which starts with a distorted drum and a click. These are quickly joined by a kick, closed hi-hat and other rhythmic sounds, then - after a scratch sample - in comes a neat bassline and more quirkiness before you're hit with a breakdown and the arrival of the huge organ riff. The track is off-the-wall and and a solid dancefloor contender, with craziness by the fistful.

Next up is Little Box, with a kick and clap intro which builds with other percussive elements until we're hit with a detuned vocal sample and another neat bassline, leading to more aural malarky which sounds great. Monsters then finishes off the EP in fine style, a distorted track with icy hi-hats, vocal calls and panned percussion. It has a throbbing rhythm and many crazy sounds in play.

So, three well-produced tracks here to get your teeth stuck into. Huge Organ is the lead track, obviously, but they're all winners for me and all have what it takes to move a dancefloor effortlessly.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 15 June



Review Score: 8




Tags: Vangelis Kostoxenakis, Moon Harbour, tech house, tech-house