2016 Oct 31     
2 Bit Thugs

The Stafford student duo do the do for Denver's finest

Denver D&B label Plush Recordings come up with the goods yet again! And this time around, they've drafted in the Stafford, UK-based duo Molekular to help them do so.

Acccording their Soundcloud page, Molekular are still students, and as far as we can make out their only 'proper' release prior to this was a single for Birmingham label Annihilation Music. But don't let that put you off, because the two dark, minimal D&B tracks here are far more accomplished than those bare facts suggest.

Cannock is up first. The track opens with a stepper's beat and barely audible atmospheric and aquatic sounds, the latter evolving and expanding for a full 1.5 minutes before we finally arrive at a bassline. From that point, bowel-bothering descenders, echoing keys and crisp hi-hats join the party, but only just - this one really ain't nuthin' more than a headnoddin' groove, with some nice dubwise flourishes. Flip it, and Planet Mover operates in very similar territory, but takes a more direct approach and is just slightly faster-paced, making this the obvious pick of the two for dancefloor play.

Quality stuff as ever from Plush.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 31 October


Review Score: 8




Tags: Plush Recordings, Molekular, D&B, D+B, DnB, drum & bass, drum n bass