PREMIERE: K98 – PBJT [Times Are Ruff]

To celebrate their fifth anniversary, Den Haag label Times Are Ruff are coming with a special fourth entry into their No Dough, Just Cookies compilation series. While previous releases in the No Dough line have been limited to one disc, TAR has doubled up on this one–placing the likes of Fouk, S3A, Liem & Eddie Ness and in-house DJ team Times Are Ruff themselves. It’s a cool collection of tunes displaying the mixture of both the deep house and disco-leaning aesthetics the Dutch label has harbored over the course of their run.

Your Bolting Bits premiere comes from the first slot of this seven track release. At the helm is the unknown K98, who comes correct with gospel-tinged disco house jam. Filtered samples build tension over a drum machine, using looped vocals and organ stabs to raise the energy. The rises and falls are cleverly designed, resulting in a jammy and climactic final third which unleashes more of the vocal sample as well as a chopped up solo. This one should certainly find success on the dancefloor and in DJ’s crates, given the monstrous reception of gospel-sampling house tracks like thatmanmonkz’ « For Bae » or Karizma’s ever-rinsed « Work It Out ».

The compilation itself has something for everyone–ranging from the gospel/disco house stylings of our premiere to more moody deep house and even some acid-tinged material. Anyways, the 2x 12″ should be out soon, and can be preordered on Decks


Martín