2016 Nov 20     
2 Bit Thugs

The Brazilian producer conjures up a storm for Lee Foss's label

For the seventh release on his fledgling Repopulate Mars label Lee Foss recruits Brazilian producer Marcos Benedetti, better known as Volkoder, with very pleasing results.

Three tracks make up the EP, with groovy, chunky deep/tech house the general order of the day. Prospective itself is up first, a no-nonsense chuggy affair with a suitably ass-shakin' bassline that comes topped with one of those slightly torch-y female vocals that are all the rage right now. For Me features another female vocal, this time a treated "bad, bad boy" loop that sits atop another rumbling, full-phat bassline and shufflesome, toppy percussion, while completing the EP is Fools, which again has plenty of bottom-end grunt but marries it this time to cut-up male vox (which sound a bit like, though I don't think are actually sampled from, Frank Zappa disco spoof Dancing Fool) and crisp Chi-town drums.

The latter's my personal fave but this is a strong EP all round, coherent enough to be enjoyed as a whole but with enough variety to not get boring. Check it.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 18 November (Beatport/vinyl) / 2 December (general release)


Review Score: 8




Tags: Volkoder, Marcos Benedetti, Repopulate Mars, Lee Foss