2017 Nov 19     
2 Bit Thugs

Thailand-based US producer Jourdan Bourdes conjures up a guaranteed floorfiller

Jourdan Bordes releases his third track on Phonetic Recordings - and oh boy is it a good one.

It kicks off with a percussive loop, then adds vocal samples and a riser that takes you to the introduction of all the good bits: the bassline, a swung backbeat, congas and a vocal loop that repeats the title over and over to good effect, plus more risers again that take you to a long, dubby breakdown. The breakdown has a bit of dual purpose, as it gives the dancers out there a great musical interlude and also serves as a arms-in-the-air moment, which is always a good thing in a dance track as it amps up the atmosphere out on the dance floor to the maximum. There are dubby chords, swooshing sounds and the main vocal so it doesn't lose any energy, which is important when you are locked in the groove. Then, after a snare roll and another riser, the track kicks back in and brings the funk back, which is guaranteed to make the crowd go wild.

This is a well-crafted release that's designed to do maximum damage where it counts, and that's likely to stick around while, because it's a guaranteed crowd pleaser. 

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: Out now



Review Score: 9




Tags: Jourdan Bordes, Phonetic Recordings, house, tech house, tech-house