2019 Sep 03     
2 Bit Thugs

Successful US producer Flaco comes to the London label for the first time

"A solid three-track banger fest" is how the hype sheet describes this one, but while that description isn't exactly wrong, it probably doesn't do the EP justice, because there's more variety on offer here than such a description might lead you to believe.

Twisted itself leads the charge, by far the darkest of the three cuts on offer, with harsh, borderline neuro-ish synths and fierce breakbeats that just don't stop. It'll do the damage on the dancefloor for sure, but for this reviewer it's the other two tracks that are actually more interesting. Any reggae lover worth their salt will smile when they hear Matilda, which tops its old skool junglist breakbeats with hefty chunks of the vocal from Clint Eastwood & General Saint's Sweet Sweet Matilda, while the EP's final cut Breakin' Bread (no relation to the Fred Wesley & The JB's funk/soul classic) is a very fine deep roller with liquid-y overtones.

With such a range of styles and moods to choose from, this is an EP that could find favour with D&B jocks of many persuasions and sub-genre allegiances, so check it for yourself!

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 6 September



Review Score: 8




Tags: Flaco, Directors Cut, D&B, DnB, D+B, drum & bass, drum n' bass