2019 Feb 02     
2 Bit Thugs

Three disco cut-ups, two Spanish producers, one happy Danny Slade

If you're anything like me, you'll love a good disco cut-up! Well, the good news is that this EP contains no less three of them, and there is funk here in abundance.

The opener is the title track, which starts with a looped, cut-up sample of an old disco track, with a great bassline and brass instruments in it. As is par for the course, the producers have filtered the sound and added extra percussion to give it some oomph. I don’t know whether it's by luck or design, but it actually sounds like it's saying the title of the track, which adds to its appeal. 

The second track, Funkonamy, begins with a percussion loop of kick, snares and a fast double clap, then adds sci-fi laser sounds and the filtered funky bassline to get it really grooving. There's a repeated hip-hop sample and some radio chatter later on, both of which sound great, along with some 303 action. Finally you have S.O.S, which again starts with a sampled percussion loop and adds funky guitars and bongos, then is augmented with added percussion to make the groove a heavy one.

S.O.S is my favourite here but all three are going to get a damn good thrashing from yours truly. My only complaint is that the tempo is quite slow, but that's what the pitch control is for!

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 28 January



Review Score: 7




Tags: Alex Gomez, Bias, Oblack, house, filter disco