Mario Ochoa – Lost/Thief

September 4, 2014 in Singles

Mario Ochoa Lost/Thief Incorrect MusicAnd at about the opposite end of the TIWWD spectrum from the chilled, beach-y deep vibes of Hollis Parker (see below) we have this hi-octane EP from Incorrect Music. SG revival vibes in the area!

Not entirely sure why it’s billed as Lost/Thief cos there are actually three tracks on offer. The big n’ bouncy Lost itself could have come straight out of a Julian Jonah or DJ Face set circa 1998, all frantic hi-hats, ragga shouts, sci-fi stabs and SERIOUS rudebwoy bass. Thief is a housier variation on a similar theme, while bass-y tech-houser Leprechaun, presented here in Anthony Attalla remix form, largely ditches the 90s flavas in favour of a more contemporary feel, a looping rap vocal (“we’re gifted MCs and we love to dance,” I think he’s saying) and lashings of big-room drama.

Liking all three cuts but for sheer nostalgic fun and frolics, Lost romps home in first place. Booooo!

Out: This week

About: You can find Detroit-based Incorrect Music on Facebook or at their own website.

Mario Ochoa – Get Naked EP

July 18, 2013 in Singles

Mario Ochoa Get Naked EP 1605 Music TherapyBOMB ALERT! But don’t worry,  this is the good kind of bomb so you won’t to evacuate the building – just your seats.

It’s a simple enough recipe. Take one perfectly acceptable, but equally fairly standard-issue tech-house chugger from 1605… add a slightly downpitched male vocal that appears to be saying “We’re singing this song” (well, duh)… then stir in one BIG fuck-off speed garage bassline and turn up the heat. What you end up with is Get Naked, and it’s ace, is all I’m gonna say. Like a Gunman having a night out at the Munich Disco Tech.

B-side Overdrive‘s in the ‘perfectly acceptable, but equally fairly standard-issue tech-house chugger’ camp but not to worry, the A-side is all you’re gonna need here.

Out: This week

About: You can find 1605 Music Therapy on Facebook, on Soundcloud or at their own website.