2021 Jan 09     
2 Bit Thugs

German producer Ellmann serves up a two-tracker for Russian label Sundries

Erik Ellmann, a Leipzig-based producer whose work has appeared previously on Large Music, BEEF Records and Poetry In Motion, among other labels, returns to Igor Gonya's Sundries label with a very solid two-tracker here.

Familly Affair itself is up first, and the standout by far. A gentle, looping intro made up of rolling drums and some tinkling high notes on the piano gets us going until the bassline arrives, ushering in sampled brass and some subtly applied diva-ish female vocal snips as the piano lick expands into something lilting and jazzy, with strong earworm potential. If you like your deep house on the jazzier side, this one's a must!

 The accompanying Mummy's Thing is a slightly more standard-issue rolling, disco-tinged deep house groover with something of a mid-00s feel: it's plenty playable, for sure, but the A's the one for me here.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 8 January



Review Score: 8




Tags: Erick Ellmann, Sundries, deep house, disco house, jazz-house