2018 Jan 14     
2 Bit Thugs

Kiwi producer Dilby steps up to the plate once more

Mother Recordings welcome back New Zealand native Dilby - now based in Berlin - for another standout EP.

Title track The Path is up first, starting with a percussion loop and rhythmic male vocal samples which take you to the introduction of a funky bassline and further percussive elements. An ethnic chant is then brought in as the track starts to really get its groove on, followed by the main hook, a flute loop which is repeated from there on in, joined by subtle risers and sci-fi effects that give it a real solid groove. A track that should slay any dancefloor!

On the flip, Kickin' It starts with a funky bassline, neatly bedded into a percussive backbeat and quickly joined by a female vocal loop which develops, as the track progresses, into a full sung line. There are sweeping sounds, different vocal samples and old school-sounding rave-y keyboard stabs thrown into the mix, and the whole track works a treat. It's more laidback than The Path but every bit as groovy, and again should get the clubbers up on their feet and shaking their booties for all they are worth.

As for a favourite, that's a hard one as both tracks are well crafted and stuffed full of funky elements, but The Path has that flute line so wins by a nose for me. But check it for yourself and make up your own mind!

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 12 January



Review Score: 8




Tags: Dilby, Mother Recordings, Berlin, house