Deep / Tech House
October 24, 2016
Guti returns to DESOLAT with a five track EP that is the first made in his new Bucharest studio, and it impresses throughout. Opening up this artistically varied EP is 'Like The Old Days,' a perfectly programmed ten minute track showcasing Guti's Latin roots where odd synths, woody hits and busy drums all brim and bristle with energy and make you want to move. The spaced out 'Rawcid' is then more cosmic and cerebral with widescreen synths rippling into the distance. It's one for both head and heel that really leaves its mark. 'Judge Me' picks up the pace once moreas a breezy but uptempo electronic groove with freaky vocals and the sort of slickness to it that compares with only the best early house tracks. Two of the tracks here are collaborations with Morgan, a talented Australian DJ/producer. They are 'If I Was Yours' and 'Swings.' The former is a blissed-out bit of sparse hip hop instrumentation and exquisitely soulful vocal sampling that will have you horizontal in no time, and the second is a stylish synthetic orchestration of sine waves, loose scattered hits and thumping drums. Female vocals are toyed with and pan about the track and help to add intensity and dynamism to what is a fierce bit of four-four. We hope that you'll enjoy this expansive and expressive EP as much as we do!