2017 Oct 08     
2 Bit Thugs

It's a new artist album rather than a 'best of', but there's a few classics thrown in

Since 1997, Mike Kay and Steven Harding AKA Milk & Sugar have had a dream career, DJing alongside the world's greatest and putting out some excellent music along the way. The dynamic German duo have now decided to celebrate this 20th anniversary with a release of an artist album containing 20 newish productions.

I say "newish" as three tracks on the album have already seen the light of day in 2017, and there are a handful of older cuts included as well. But it's certainly not your standard 'greatest hits' collection. The album opens with its own intro before getting down to business with Summertime, a loose cover of the George Gershwin classic with choppy guitars, a funky swung bassline and trumpet stabs. This is followed by My Lovin’, their piano-sprinkled Barbara Tucker collab from 2016, which sets the pace for what this album is all about: funky, disco-tinged tracks that are cool yet accessible, with the latest production smarts on display.

Built for the dancefloor as only a DJ-produced album can be, this is a collection that's chock-a-block with good times and good rhymes, and is designed for party times with floor-filling tracks like Heat (African Day), Simon Harris collab Bass (How Low Can You Go) and their massive 2013 anthem Canto Del Pilon. After 20 years in the game, Milk & Sugar are as in-demand as they've ever been - and after this album hits, that demand might go up a notch or two!

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 6 October


Review Score: 9




Tags: Milk & Sugar, Milk & Sugar Recordings, Barbara Tucker, Simon Harris, house, vocal house