2019 Feb 19     
2 Bit Thugs

Italian producer Cerutti returns to Hector Couto's label with a dancefloor-focused three-tracker

Thomas Cerutti returns to the esteemed Roush Label with the Savana EP, which packs three almost archetypal tech-housers.

First up is the title track Savana, which starts with a percussion loop and crisp defined drum sounds, then adds a funky bass loop and a clickety-click hi-hat pattern. A looped-up vocal cut then takes you to a breakdown with lots of one-beat loops, and then it's on into the main body of the track which has a hip-house feel, as well as the characteristic tech-house 'odd sounds and snare rolls' a-plenty! 

Girlz too is aimed fair and square at the dancefloor, with loads of different sound loops all held together by a funky backbeat, and odd sounds that seem to come and go as they please! The main sample is a vocal loop saying "lonely girl", which is featured in a snare-filled breakdown or two and works really well. The track also has a slightly mechanical sound overall which is great when heard loud. Finally you have Push Back, another fine example of the genre with yet another funky bassline, laser shots, great looped vocal samples and crisp percussion all in play throughout.

These three cut 'n' paste tracks have one function, to make you want to dance. That they do with aplomb, so this is highly recommended.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 22 February


Review Score: 8




Tags: Thomas Cerutti, Roush Label, tech house, tech-house