2021 Aug 08     
2 Bit Thugs

Red Rack 'Em's Bergerac label serve up an eclectic three-tracker

Three contrasting but complimentary cuts make up this three-tracker from Tommy Rawson AKA Adam Cook, which is brought to you by Red Rack 'Em's label Bergerac.

It's the title track that's the killer for yours truly. Illusions opens with a male voice asking "how is a disco record made?". The narrator then goes on to intoduce, first the guitar part when it arrives, and then a Moog bassline that's to die for, by which point we're well and truly embarked on a trip that can filed under deep house, jazz-funk or disco as you see fit. Just gorgeous. 

The other two cuts supplied are none too shoddy, either. Following on from Ilusions is Sound Crazy, which marries tropical drums, a hefty dub bassline and a soulful male "it may sound crazy" to genuinely unique effect, while the EP's completed by Ads Mood, a more straight-up broken beat affair.

As stated at the start, Illusions takes the gold for me but this is a very solid EP all round.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 6 August



Review Score: 8




Tags: Tommy Rawson, Bergerac, Adam Cook, Red Rack 'Em, deep house, disco, jazz-funk, broken beat