2020 Dec 20     
2 Bit Thugs

The perfect soundtrack for your next long voyage into innner spaceā€¦

Russia's Sergey Placid, better known as DIP, returns to Lucidflow with some very fine deep electronic goodness here.

I say "electronic goodness" because you can file the tracks here under deep house, deep/dub techno or minimal both variously and as you see fit – DIP's Original of Solaris, certainly, would slide happily into sets of any of said persuasions with its hip-shaking bassline, rolling beats, twitchy top-end percussion, evolving pads, spoken female vocal fragments and and overall dubby feel.

Coldicus's remix takes us into downtempo electronica territory and amps up the dubwise touches, while the R.Hz Remix is a smoother-flowing variation on the original's theme that could reach out, too, onto more 'melodic' floors. Completing the package is bonus cut Kung Fu, a slightly pacier jam that perhaps sits a little more neatly under the deep-tech/minimal banner, certainly in the beats department, but also features some cool, jazzy keys as well as the inevitable martial arts movie samples.

The variety on offer means that this is an EP which, despite containing three mixes of the same tune, can be enjoyed whole without getting boring. Very classy late-night/post-club fare indeed.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 14 December



Review Score: 8




Tags: DIP, Lucidflow, Sergey Placid, deep techno, dub techno, deep house, minimal