2016 Oct 18     
2 Bit Thugs

The tracks include Caruso's own unique homage to a Stevie Wonder classic

If you like your tech-house quirky and bass-heavy, this release is definitely one to look out for on your next digital download shopping session, as there are mad effects and rolling basslines in abundance

The first cut is the title track Do Ma Thing, which starts as it means to go on with the bassline and percussion and then slowly brings in layers of trance samples and a “come on!" chant which leads to a hip-house breakdown, which is repeated a couple of times with a snare roll. The second track is a 'cover' of sorts of Stevie Wonder's Superstition, though it only uses the first few lines looped in two breakdowns. The rest is again a super-funky jam with oddball sounds and a relentless funky bass loop that carries the tune nicely. The final cut is titled 906090 - I haven't a clue what that means, and it doesn't explain its meaning in the promo email ether. What you have though is more quirky uber-funky noodling with cowbells, vocal samples and space-age bleeps.

All three are a real treat if, like me, you dig ‘the funk’ in all its forms. My favourite is an easy one to pick, because Superstition is one of my favourite songs of all time and although this only really pays homage to it, it does it really well.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 4 November


Review Score: 9




Tags: Mirco Caruso, tech house, tech-house, 2Drop Records