The going has been good for tech house upstarts No Thanks, the burgeoning duo based out of Vancouver. In the last half year, the boys have made strong strides with the bubbling project by diving headlong into a couple of ill-mannered grooves for Insomniac’s IN / ROTATION. Their introduction first arrived on the third installment of the label’s ‘Rotate’ compilation, a sleek number marking their first bona fide single after trying their hands at a couple of remixes at the beginning. Then, they quickly followed up the effort with a body-moving collab “Like This” alongside the then-newly announced house project Glass Petals.
The boys are now doubling down with the impending release of their very own two-tracker by the name of ‘High.” On the title cut, they spark up a dizzying low-slung number laced with choppy basslines and a plume of dank slides and stabs. On the flipside, they hit us with a hefty rhythm on “Okay,” a shuffling cut centered around a robust horn lead and intermittent bleeps and bloops filling the gaps between the looped vocal calling out the track’s namesake. Across both cuts, No Thanks bangs out two club-oriented offerings that kick all forms of politeness to the curb.
“This is our first EP and we’re super grateful to be working together with such a fantastic team at IN / ROTATION,” says No Thanks. “They really see the potential in our sound, believe in our vision, and aren’t afraid to release music that is different. It’s a label that definitely sets trends in the world of house music.”
Despite it being the duo’s first foray at constructing a proper EP, No Thanks has risen to the occasion with seemingly tremendous ease. It seems like it’s only a matter of time before they’re lighting up the international circuit with their pharmaceutical-grade grooves.