2 Billion Beats are back and blow me if they don’t just keep getting better. Instantly recognizable from their crisp arps, 80s synths and deceptively subtle arrangements the boys from the 80s are gathering steam nicely for their forthcoming album on Paper.
First up All Over Exposure has side chained pads, twinkling Rhodes, trippy sax, and synths weaving melodies as the track ebbs and flows for maximum dynamics. It builds steadily, gently drawing you in and before you know it you’re ‘tatas deep!
Kubrick’s Jive keeps the 80s thread going with its sounds and a shuddering chorused bass that builds to a punchy riff. It really takes off after the break with a nagging other-worldy sample, increasingly driven NRG bass and acid giving it some edge.
Finally Apollo saves the best till last by dropping the BPMs but upping the grunt . A guitar riff starts proceedings as the disco squelching bass come in, followed by a pitched vocal and sampled bass guitar combo. The 303 finishes things off nicely and its mission complete if dancefloor mayhem was the objective.
Sean Johnson (ALFOS) – A cheeky selection.
Doc L Jnr – This is a really good piece of work.
Sleazy McQueen – Digging the spaced out vibes!
Max Pask – 3 good tracks, Apollo 303 is my fave will play.
Billy Scurry – Apollo 303…WOW! and then some.. top vibe!
Pathaan – Awesome acidic vibes!
Murray Richardson – 3 quality tunes here, diggin them all but All Over Exposure is the one I like most ;) … Happy Birthday Paper!
Nick Holder (DNH) – This is Fire!
Danny Oliver – Excellent stuff…..Love it!
Phuturelabs – Love Apollo 303!
Da Sunlounge – Nice release guys!
Bottin’ – Nice
This Is Why We Dance – Very solid nu-disco vibes.
Matt Brown (Sancho Panza) – Nice EP, Loving All Over Exposure, really liking Kubrick’s Jive as well, will play both of these out.
Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – All Over Exposure = Roof Top Terrace, definitely a summer tune
Leon Sweet – Solid! You always know these boys are going to deliver. Quality production, vibes and grooves a plenty. I’m loving all 3 tracks and my fave Apollo 303, everything I want in a tune is right there. Top marks fellas and can’t wait for the album.
Nathan Detroit – Nice deep vibes.
Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club) – Diggin thgis shiz guys.
Black Mighty Wax – Gotta good feeling from All Over Exposure and Apollo 303 is magic!
Deep South Audio – Sick tight and very infectious… love the 2BB crew and when on Paper they are sure as hell in the DJ sets!
Mutant Disco Radio Show – Apollo 303 is great.
Makossa – Apollo 303 sounds great.
Dan J – Apollo 303 is sonic! Sleazy as shit.
Craig Woodrow – All Over Exposure is my pick!
Juergen Drimal – Nice spaced out tunes, support on that!
Nikša Dragolin – Very happy finally to get on this label, very fresh and catchy tracks….Kubrick’s Jive is perfect for what i need now…will play..thanks a lot
Richard Seaborne – Wicked stuff….All Over Exposure is truly brill!
Marius Våreid – Apollo 303 here we go!
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Another strong release from 2BB, Apollo 303 has been happily tried and tested, works every time…pure filth! Looking forward to the album!