2018 May 28     
2 Bit Thugs

It's the revisiting of a classic vocal that's earned this its place here

Here, one of the hardest working men in dance music - Slovenia's Stanny Abram, who'll no doubt have released five more records in the time it takes you to read this sentence - teams up with Birmingham producer Deftone for a two-tracker on his own Marba Records.

Given Stanny's incredibly prolific output, you'll have a pretty good idea what to expect already: no-frills, no-nonsense tech-house aimed fair and square at the dancefloor is Stanny's stock-in-trade, and that's exactly what you get on the A-side Stomp here. It's perhaps a little bit darker and harder than much of his other output, but the chopped-up, hip-house style vocal means it's still tech-house rather than techno floors where you're likely to hear this one the most. But in any case, it's the B where all the action is for this reviewer. Chance is a jauntier affair than Stomp and considerably lighter on its feet, sporting a cheeky nagging little keys riff, organ stabs/chords and, most importantly, a looped chunk of vocal from South Street Player's 1993 Strictly Rhythm classic (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind.

Stomp is a perfectly serviceable cut for those small-hours moments, but Change is the killer - you're never gonna go too far wrong with such a well-loved vocal in play!

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 25 May




Review Score: 8




Tags: Stanny Abram, Deftone, Marba Records, tech-house, tech house, South Street Player