Comeme's latest release offers tripped out, psychedelic house at its finest. "Shake" by Cowboy Rhythmbox is like an update on 90s US house, its muscular drums, dubby bassline and percussive licks housing a strangely infectious call and response vocal. "Quiero Bailar" by Sano is built from similar elements - only this time it's a sassy, sexy Spanish vocal that's pitted against stirring strings and hammering drums. The title track, a collaboration between Capracara and The District Union, opts for a different approach, with a searing bass underpinning eerie synths and trippy 303 riffs. DJs Pareja's "Tacha" is in the same general category, with huge, whooshing filters and a pulsing, acid-layered bassline providing the impetus. Highly recommended.
This release is big room house with a dark twist from Argentinean act DJs Pareja. The title track sounds like an update of the menacing sound that Armand Van Helden pioneered during the early '90s before he embarked on his pop remixing career. Over tight, staccato drums and rolling snares, they unleashe urgent female vocals and a brooding bassline. "La Risa" sees them go farther down this route; thunder claps are fused with stomping drums to create a basis for insane, shrieking laughter and a wild siren riff that keeps climaxing. The Chicago kettle drums and punishing bassline of Carisma's remix almost sounds tame by comparison.
DJs Pareja are an Argentinean duo who have been releasing sporadically on Comeme since the late 00s. For their latest outing on Matias Aguayo's label, they present a variety of styles. "Bwoo" is an acid-heavy roller focused on a central buzzing riff, while "Mad Box" sees the pair edge their way into Helena Hauff territory, as a night bird's shrieks and howls over gnarly 808s and a rumbling rhythm. In stark contrast are "Club De La Locura" and "Alto". The rhythms still swing but they are clean and angular; combined with woozy synths and whooshing sound effects, they round out another diverse release from this unpredictable pair.
South American heroes DJs Pareja have been taking their time breaking through since Matias Aguayo picked up on them back in '09, but this forthright single for Comeme should see them score some fresh fans. Lead track "De La Cabeza" is a canny update on the electroclash scene with a grinding bassline dominating the mix but tweaked with a modern twist to avoid sounding too pastiche, while the duo's vocals come in as cold a tone as they could muster from their passionate Latino roots. "No Paren" finds them in a more aggressive rave mode, focusing on pounding drums and more jagged synth work in a track that would make for a great DJ tool as much as it stands strong on its own.
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