2019 Jul 13     
2 Bit Thugs

UK duo Mindek team up with fellow Brit producer GAWP

GAWP and Mindek join forces for a proper rumpshaker of a release featuring two tracks that come laden with more hooks than a fly fisherman’s tackle box.

First up is Gaslight itelf, which opens with a kick, hi-hat and snare, then adds the full, weighted kick and a repeated synth pulse before a military-style snare roll ushers in the funky bassline. An acidic bleep is then added, along with a detuned sample from Back To The Future, and by now the track is in full flow. It's funky with minimal vocal samples and just a peppering of acid over a swung backbeat – basically, what's not to like? If you want to get a crowd moving this is a damn good track to do it with. 

The second track, Twelve Eggs, is no wallflower either. It starts with an evolving percussion loop with repeated “yeahs” and other vocal chops, then brings in an acidic noise that sounds absolutely epic when played loud – which is the only way to listen to it, because this is another dancefloor destroyer.

They say "timing is everything" and this release is bang on time for the summer, when party tracks like this are needed by the bucketload to bring a smile to people's faces.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 12 July



Review Score: 8




Tags: GAWP, Mindek, Repeat After Me, house