2016 Aug 03     
2 Bit Thugs

Two tracks of proggy, instrumental bizniss and one that'll appeal to the garage heads

Based in Salerno, Italy, Vincenzo De Robertis's La Pitti Records label has only been around for a couple of years but has already firmly established its place on any serious deep house lover's must-check list. This latest offering, from Dutch producer ZaVen (Deep Clicks, DeepWit, Batavia Records) doesn't disappoint in the slightest.

It's a three-track affair. First up is Kissing itself, a rolling near-instrumental in which wordless voice fragments echo atop lolloping, tech house-leaning beats and understated but chunky bass, while vaguely proggy synths flutter alongside. No Matter What rocks a similar MO but, with more driving 4/4s and less use of the voice-as-instrument snips, hails from that place where deep and progressive house collide. Finally, Stuck In The Deep sits right on the deep house/garage cusp, and is worth the price of admission on its own.

A very strong selection again from La Pitti, with Stuck In The Deep leading the charge.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 1 August



Review Score: 8




Tags: La Pitti Records, ZaVen, deep house