The Italian producer returns to Sideburn & Redondo's label
After the success of his Jump & Bounce EP, Thomas Cerutti makes a welcome return to the Witty Tunes label with a three-track release that’ll get the whole club rockin’.
Track one is titled Dance Machine, and starts with skippy percussion and a crowd noise loop, with male vocals over the top in a minimal style. That sets you up nicely for the main spoken, female vocal, which is backed by a funky bassline and odd samples that are again looped up and work really well with the vocal. All the elements sit well in the mix and compliment each other nicely, and there's a small breakdown and build-up backed by the obligatory snare roll.
Track two, No Words, starts with an individual thudding kickdrum, joined by a bassline, a clap and then a clicky hi-hat, which together make for a jolly decent backbeat. Despite the title, there's a sung female vocal which is musical and quite minimal, which fits well with the backbeat; together it all makes for an impressive tune. The third and final track is Trippy Jam itself, which starts with a subtle breakbeat and vocal samples, then builds into an interesting rhythmic soundscape with the aforementioned trippy elements playing loud and proud.
My favourite is the title track: it's more fun and frivolous than the other two, though I'll probably end up playing all three over the coming months.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 8 March
Review Score: 8