Review: Listening to this compilation of tracks by Spanish producer Fernando Bedriñana aka Fer BR, it sounds like the loop techno sound of the late 90s is alive and well. However, thanks to advancements in digital technology, Bedriñana is able to make the end result more varied and often times unpredictable. "Get Up & Move" is a good example: starting with a straight techno loop, it incorporates vocal snippets, brassy stabs and, midway through, a huge building siren riff. This diversity means that tracks like Fer BR's remix of "Late Night" by Carl Falk have a lighter feeling than before - and it also guarantees that the Spanish producer has a few hits in waiting, most notably his sunshine house joint venture with Raul Mezcolanza, "Que No Pare".
Review: Following his "Dual Core EP" Raul Mezcolanza is back on Adult Records. This is pure driving techno from the Barcelona producer, with groovy baselines and his trademark funky vibe, plus massive drops in between moments of sheer pounding techno. As well as a Carl Falk remix, two more original Mezcolanza tracks do much of the same.
Review: If you're looking for clubby grooves with a sunny disposition, then you've come to the right place, as Barcelona producer Mezcolanza makes use of a variety of influences and directions on Broken Minds. "Stylus" is a rolling club groove, but thanks to subtle filters and a vocal sample lifted from a US house record, it's both distinctive and functional. "New Style" is more laid back, but through the use of some neat stabs, Mezcolanza doesn't lose his sense of groove, while "Relax" opts for a different approach. Based on dense, rolling drums, this will definitely appeal to fans of Cecille, Oslo and Johnny D.