2020 Feb 03     
2 Bit Thugs

The UK duo follow up last year's Toolroom smash 'I Feel It'

Leftwing : Kody return to Toolroom Records, who released last year's I Feel It, with a straight-up vocal houser featuring the talents of UK singer Camden Cox, who's previously worked with the likes of Wilkinson, Example, Joel Corry and Rui Da Silva.

There's just the one mix so far, so we needn't keep you too long! Opening with a solid 4/4 kick that's married to other percussion sounds to create a lively, shuffling rhythm, Without You then suddenly bursts into life around the one-minute mark with the arrival of a big bassline throb and cut-up snippets of Ms Cox's vocal. Background risers then build tension as the full vocal is unleashed. Later on, ushered in by some rave-y stabs, the obligatory midsection breakdown features a dense bed of strings, after which it's back into the full-pelt peaktime action.

This won't be one for the chinstrokers – it's far too much fun for that! But If you're looking for some fresh vocal vibes then Without You – commercial/accessible for sure, but staying just the right side of the line – is a no-brainer.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 31 January



Review Score: 8




Tags: Leftwing : Kody, Leftwing & Kody, Camden Cox, Toolroom, house