2019 Mar 17     
2 Bit Thugs

The young Australian producer comes to Sydney-based Refuge Recordings

Jerk Boy, a relative newcomer from Redfern, Australia, serves up four tracks that sit right on the house/disco cusp on this EP for Refuge Recordings (which is out on vinyl as well, by the way). 

Theme To An Ending itself is up first. Centred around a lolloping bassline, filtered guitars and crisp 4/4s, with brass flourishes later on, this instrumental cut has something of a late 90s feel, but it's well executed and there's definitely still a market for tackle like this. Next you get original and instrumental rubs of Lay The Love Down, so you can choose to have its classy disco-house backing with or without the very familiar Loleatta Holloway spoken vocal ("I'm gonna diss you right now", etc). And then finally there's Nobody Else to play us out, a much slower-moving jam that'd slot nicely into nu-disco as well as house sets, and that for once comes topped with snippets of male, rather than female, soul vocal. 

Solid gold easy action for the disco-lovin' house floors, with the Instrumental of Lay The Love Down the cream of the crop for yours truly.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 15 March



Review Score: 8




Tags: Jerk Boy, Refuge Recordings, house, disco, disco-house