2018 Nov 30     
2 Bit Thugs

Couto provides three excellent originals, Joey Daniels remixes

It seems Roush label boss Hector Couto can do no wrong these days and this, his first release on the Do Not Sleep label, is a prime example of why he's so in demand both as a DJ and Producer.

First up is the title track Revolution, which starts with a percussive loop with double kicks, loud fingerclicks and an almost breakbeat feel, and is a proper dancefloor mover with male spoken lyrics and a punchy bassline that drives the track. A fine tune from start to abrupt finish! Next up is Teeth Show, another floor-friendly affair with excellent percussion, quirky lyrics and a relentless bassline which, added to the drums, makes a great canvas for all of the rest of the sounds to be artistically applied in a very pleasing manner. 

Track three is called Koro Koro and starts with a relentless kick, which is joined by male vocal samples and a slicing hi-hat, making for another very floor-friendly track with organ stabs and retro drum machine sounds that give it a relentless feel. Finally you have the Joey Daniel Remix of Teeth Show, a low-slung groover withrelentless percussion and a prominent bassline which lock you into the groove and never let go, with warped vocal samples and risers to add tension.

This EP is a real winner, with all four tracks easily able to be the lead track and all four being aimed squarely at the dancefloor, where they will no doubt be doing some serious damage over the coming months.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 30 November



Review Score: 8




Tags: Hector Couto, Do Not Sleep, Joey Daniel, house