Riding high after his much-loved collaboration with Dubshape, "Every Cow Has A Bird", Guti teams up with fellow house head Luca Bacchetti for this new pair of tunes out on Defected. "Finale" is a nicely understated Latin-flavoured slow burner that uses a jazzy piano motif as its hook, before subtly filtering it out of the mix to leave a Balearic bass and drums combo that sucks you deep into the groove. "Esa Nena Quiere" is even more pared-down, with some sampled vocal loops delayed and echoed over a sun-kissed funky house beat.
It sounds like Damian Lazarus' label has got another anthem in waiting on its hands with "Tango". Based on organic drums, it's looser and less rigid compared to the typical tool house track, yet its combination of double bass and dubby shanty riffs ensures it has a subtle yet effective dance floor clout. However, it's Bachetti's use of mournful, plaintive keys that ensure "Tango" is destined to become a classic for those who like dreamy, expansive house. Eduardo Castilo provides a suitably atmospheric version for those DJs who like it even deeper. Apart from its universal appeal "Tango" shows that it's still possible to tease new shapes out of the nouveau tribal house approach. Recommended!