Tuesday 29th April, 2014
“Bad Guys Won”/“Hummingbirds”, out now, is the third in Titeknots’ quick-fire series of digital double A-side singles on Tru Thoughts, which have unveiled a hypnotic, genre-mashing take on house music from this UK producer.
This new package cements the essential sound of Titeknots with two unrelentingly appealing club tracks. Like a condensed horror film, “Bad Guys Won” sees a suspenseful intro of dark and sinister textures punched out of the way with satisfying violence by an insanely insistent beat, ratcheting up into a tough peak-time banger. Continuing the otherworldly edginess, but with a grin, “Hummingbirds” brings a driving, funky bassline; dropping out and building up in tantalizing fashion and shot through with a menagerie of piano hooks, vocal textures and animalistic shrieks.
"The insatiably hook-driven piano riff is muscled to the forefront, looping over an elegant percussive groove that builds to a melodic climax" - THUMP (VICE)
“Should tease even the shyest of movers out into the open” – 9.5/10 – DJ MAG
"Awesome EP. All tracks are ace, thank you“ - TENSNAKE
"This is one of the most solid EPs I've heard in a while" - TODD EDWARDS
"Bad Guys is wicked. Sounds fresh and not like anything else about at the moment. Wicked piano groover" - FRIEND WITHIN
“This stuff is great” - DJ ZINC (Rinse FM)
"I love all of these! Such forward thinking fresh music! Thank you!" - JUSTIN MARTIN (Dirtybird)
"Flawless indeed - class-class-classic” - FEADZ (Ed Banger)
“Dope” - NICK CATCHDUBS (Fool’s Gold)
Stream both tracks below