2016 Sep 26     
2 Bit Thugs

Italian producer Mancini serves up two contrasting house cuts for Horatio's label

Romanian label Waldliebe Familien, better known for more minimal material, strike house gold here.

On the A, Dirty Funk ain't nothin' but a simple lolloping groove sitting right on the house/garage cusp, a chugging bassline underpinning organ stabs and chopped n' looped female vocal fragments that lend the track a timeless feel. This record could have come out at any point in the past quarter-century or so but still sounds 100% fresh, albeit it's definitely more of a set-builder/DJ tool than a peaktime anthem in its own right.

Flip it over, though, and you'll hear the script flipped completely! In contrast to the smooth, garage-y vibes of the A, B-side Wrong Is Right marries a wobble bassline in the Dooms Night vein to the famous spoken "it's the point of highest intensity" vocal sample that graced so many rave and techno records back in the proverbial day, making for a track that's aimed fair and square at the small hours jackin' zone.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 29 September


Review Score: 8




Tags: Fabietto Mancini, Horatio, Waldliebe Familien, house, minimal