Carlos A – Mateo

November 20, 2015 in Singles

Carlos A Mateo Disolend RecordsA very cool two-tracker from Chile’s Disolend Records here that mixes the old and the new, in house terms, to great effect.

On the A, Mateo itself has the prominent bassline that’s de rigeur in 2015 – albeit this one owes as much to vintage Chi-town as it does to the speed garage days – but marries it to understated piano chords and soulful male oohs and yeahs straight outta the New Jersey playbook. It’s an unhurried and actually quite unassuming affair, so probably best suited to warm-up or very late play. Over on the flip, meanwhile, Illusion operates in very similar territory, sporting another large b-line and more of those lovely ivories, but paired with female vocal snips this time.

Two classy cuts but Illusion just nudges it for me.

Out: This week

About: Find Disolend Records on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Bydeep – I Can Tell You

June 14, 2015 in Singles

Bydeep I Can Tell You Disolend RecordsSome fine deep house grooves here from Spanish/Chilean label Disolend Records.

On the A, I Can Tell You itself marries a warm, Chic-y disco bassline to midtempo deep house beats and resonating piano chords, topping the lot with a decidedly torchy female vocal. Flip it over, and So Fucking Deep is a slightly more driving houser with a big n’ buzzy yet still understated bassline, crisp beats and a nagging muted piano riff.

The title track just nudges it for me.

Out: This week

About: Find Disolend on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Axelara – Look To My Eyes

April 23, 2015 in Singles

Axelara Look To My Eyes Disolend RecordsDeep, dark, low-slung house grooves are the order of the day on this four-track EP from Spanish label Disolend Records.

Look To My Eyes is actually quite a laidback and dreamy affair, a bit proggy around the edges and definitely built with warm-up or very late play in mind. Things get a little more strutty elsewhere though, with Don’t Be Afraid marrying an ominous bass drone, atmospheric synths and crisp, clean beats, For You gettin’ its jack on with a walking bassline and male/female vocal snips, and This Nation taking us into lolloping, dubby 3am territory, and coming augmented with some cheeky, jazzy horns and a spoken vocal about registering to vote (!).

Liking all four TBH but I think Don’t Be Afraid just nudges it.

Out: This week

About: You can find Disolend Records on Soundcloud and Facebook.