Thee-O & Tony Gamboa - Acid Hop / Jingling (Boogie Basics)

The latest from Los Angeles-based Boogie Basics label highlights a collaboration of two hometown heroes, scene veterans Thee-O and Tony Gamboa. Thee-O’s sets in the L.A. rave scene are legendary, soundtracking the dance music experiences of hundreds of thousands throughout the the ’90s heyday. Tony Gamboa was just as active, and the two joined forces in 1995 to form Biohazard Productions, one of the more long-lasting and impactful DJ collectives in southern California. A studio of the same name followed, as did production work, and then, after a fruitful period, a bit of a hiatus for the duo. Now they have returned with this double A-side single featuring the club-bound stompers “Acid Hop” and “Jingling.” “Acid Hop” is funky and rude as hell, with a deliriously cut-up vocal sample leading to a speaker-bursting acid line. This one builds like fire, with handclaps, dense layers, and an insistent rhythm showing the new breed how things are done. “Jingling” continues the theme, trading the acid for a swinging beat and, as a cool nod to the old school, a jazzy, repeating piano riff. More vocal cut-ups and floor-twirling effects soon make way for a delicious breakdown that subtly references Jaydee’s “Plastic Dreams.” Choice.

Tensnake - “‘Jingling’ is a nice house cut.”
Mark Kane (Housepital Records) - “‘Jingling’ … a nice straight up stomping house groove.”
Alexander Robotnick - “‘Acid Hop’ … acid, yeah!”
Furniture Crew (Clean And Dirty Recordings) - “Cool track … I like the riddles. I’ll definitely play this out.”
Generic People (Cut For Life / Rawk) - “A bit crazy … but thats how we like ’em!”
Raymundo Rodriguez - “‘Jingling’ is nice.”
Eric Davenport - “‘Acid Hop’ … nice acid stomper!”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “Funky, quirky vibe … I like this.”
DJ SPRM (RCKO Loud Radio, Budapest) - “‘Acid Hop’ … I’ve been waiting a long time for this sound!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Both are cool, but the more deep and flowing ‘Jingling’ is the pick for me.”
Kadabra (House Hookup Radio Show) - “This sh*t is SERIOUS! Both tracks are dope. ‘Acid Hop’ reminds me of that group Cirrus back in the day.”
Deepshizzol - “‘Acid Hop’ is sick … pure sickness. Yes!”
[sic] (mu-sic / Fnoob Radio) - “Two really fun tracks. Great edits and details. Probably leaning towards the bounce of ‘Jingling,’ though ‘Acid Hop’ has some great energy.”

Available now from Beatport and Juno Download.