2019 May 18     
2 Bit Thugs

Label bass Pascal FEOS's EP series dedicated to more driving, underground trax reaches its third installment

Pascal FEOS returns with two more techno stompers that make up the third instalment of his energy-focused Redline Limited series. Building off the back of the previous release, both versions pack a serious punch and promise to deliver a lot of energy to the dancefloor.

Up first, No Voo Doo is dark from the off, with a booming kick that's joined by a metallic hi- hat and then by a robotic clap that's treated to some serious reverb. Then the main synth riff comes into play, which is low, dark and twisted and sounds great turned up really loud! As the track progresses this sound keeps appearing and disappearing in an eerie way: it's all rather unnerving, and would be perfect for both small sweatbox-type clubs and festival-style gigs as the sounds are so dark, rich and vibrant, and so will sound good as long as the soundsystem is up to it. 

The second track, No Voo Doo [Alternative 2nd Version] has the same backbeat different synth riff. It's also low-slung and ever so slightly menacing, but for me works better than the first. It changes to a different riff halfway through, which really gives the track a lift and makes it less one-dimensional, and it's also shorter than the first mix, so packs more in.

If you like deep dark techno, these two tracks should be just what you needed, with the Alternative 2nd Version standing out for me as the better of the two.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 13 May



Review Score: 8




Tags: Pascal FEOS, LEVELNONZERO, Redline Limited Series, techno