2020 Jun 03     
2 Bit Thugs

Rising UK star Ensall serves up a two-tracker that should appeal to a range of floors

Dusty Grooves label boss Ensall makes his debut on Seamless Recordings with a two-track house EP that could find favour right across the deep-melodic spectrum.

On the A-side is Good Crowd itself, wherein a percussive intro paves the way for an intricate, warm bassline, echoing keys and pads that just don't stop. There are some male vocal fragments in the mix too, as well as some crowd noise, but those elements notwithstanding it's still essentially an eyes-down instrumental groover that's most likely to get an outing on deep house floors – whereas the B's Beyond Distant, with its slightly tougher drums, wordless female vocal snips and Spanish guitar-like synth flourishes, could work equally well in sets that lean more to the melodic/progressive side of things.

Between the two, and given the overall dreamy vibe and top-drawer production, this is a distinctly summer/outdoor-friendly EP that's worth checking by house lovers of many different micro-persuasions.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 29 May


Review Score: 8




Tags: Ensall, Seamless Recordings, deep house, progressive house, melodic house