There's just the one mix, but it's all you'll need, says Danny Slade...
House legend Todd Terry teams up with Project 89 to bring you Tee’s Difference. There's just the one mix, but when the mix is as good as this one, that's not a problem!
It starts out with a sample of the word “hip” echoed in time to the beat and one of Todd’s trademark choppy, rhythmic backing tracks, with swung percussion as the vocal builds into a full spoken sample. A pronounced funky bass loop underpins the track, along with the percussion and other random male and female vocals interspersed throughout the track, and I have to say that the whole thing really pops.
There's a breakdown of sorts with just a bass synth sound and repeated vocal chants saying 'okay', and then the track is off again in its groovy, bottom-heavy way which is guaranteed to move even the most jaded dancers. As the track starts to wind down, some of the more intricate sounds are stripped away as it fades to nothing, leaving you wanting more - a good way for any track to end.
It's amazing that so much can be created sonically with such a small sound set... but then this is Todd Terry we're talking about!
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 28 August
Review Score: 8