2019 Jun 04     
2 Bit Thugs

This one's getting crazy props from the great and the good of the soulful house scene – and deservedly so

Danism + Train return in the company of DJ Rae – and together they've come up with a proper OMG moment of a tune. Dan Smith was so excited about this one he rang us up specially, and now I've heard it I can see why!

Served up in straightforward Vocal, Instrumental and Radio Edit rubs, No Limits is in some ways a fairly typical soulful house jam, or at least, not one that does anything particularly groundbreaking or innovative. Specifically, it sits somewhere between the smoothest, most sultry NJ/NY garage and the kind of deep, soulful house grooves that Naked Music and Om used to specialise in, being as it is a midtempo affair, with warm beats, luxuriant pads and some very subtle tinkling ivories. But none of that's the point: this one's all about DJ Rae's vocal. I've liked several of her previous releases too, to be fair, but this is truly something special.

Whether you're a specialist soulful house jock or just a lover of quality vocal tuneage generally, you need to get on this one immediately. I seriously doubt you'll hear better this summer.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 31 May

 

 

Review Score: 9

 

 

 

Tags: Danism + Train, DJ Rae, Launch, house, soulful house, vocal house, US garage