2018 Oct 17     
2 Bit Thugs

The Swiss producer drops three cuts that are all aimed fair and square at the dancefloor

Swiss production wizard Andrea Oliva returns to Hot Creations with a tasty EP that contains three uptempo tech-house workouts.

The title track kicks off with a booming bass tone which is soon joined by crisp percussion, a pumping bassline and some vocals that make no sense whatsoever, though that doesn't matter as it's their rhythmical structure that's important. Lots of other unconventional sounds are thrown into the mix, and what you end up with is a slightly bonkers track that works like a charm and makes you want to dance.

Next we have Piano Not Piano, which applies the same fuzzy logic as the first track by throwing a load of random sounds into the hat. As if by magic, out comes an equally danceable track with a deep bassline, metallic percussion and idiosyncratic noises a-plenty. It's deeper than the title track but has a defined groove that works for me. Finally, Sound Like That starts with a snappy percussion loop which plays on until a breakdown, while a vocal rises in volume in the background and ushers in a funky bassline and wood block sounds. Again, the vocals seem to make no sense but it's the rhythm of the words that counts.

To sum up, three unorthodox tracks that are designed to work a dancefloor to the maximum while staying away from musical cliches. My favourite is Upside Down itself but I would happily play all three at some point during a night.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 19 October


Review Score: 8




Tags: Andrea Oliva, Hot Creations, tech house, tech-house