2021 Jun 15     
2 Bit Thugs

The Nottingham-based newcomer channels 90s handbag on this single-track release

Tom Walton, a Nottingham-based DJ/producer with just a handful of releases to his name, comes to Canada's Purple Tea Records with a slice of pure 90s house nostalgia.

Not that it can actually be nostalgia for Tom himself, you understand… judging by his picture, he'd have been just about being born round about the time that piano-led, hands-in-the-air belt-alongs like this one were last considered the in sound of now. But that hasn't stopped him mastering the style  – if you didn't know better, the ludicrously uplifting, grin-inducing Wasting My Time could have come straight off one of Fantazia's handbag-tastic House Collection mix albums from the mid-90s.

So… is it fashionable? Not even a little bit. Is it cool, edgy and experimental? Definitely not. Is it cheesy? Oh, undoubtedly. But at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is dragging on and on forever and the UK government in its "wisdom" has just decided to keep clubs closed for another month because reasons, is it just what the doctor ordered? Abso-freaking-lutely. 

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 18 June


Review Score: 8




Tags: Tom Walton, Purple Tea Records, house, handbag