Review: Lisbon's Discotexas return with Mexican producer Bufi and his Revalacion LP. The solo project of one Mateo Gonzalez Bufi, a producer hailing from Mexico City who claims to have been influenced by a wide variety of genres ranging from early chicago acid house or detroit techno, to scandinavian nu-disco, to post-punk and krautrock. He's released previously on ISM, Kitsune and La Belle. Starting out with the slow burning EBM of "Apocalipstick (feat Franka Polari)" or the lo-slung acid house of "Dan's Return (feat Zimmer)", there's more variety on offer in the form of "Peaks" and its dark, slinky tech house stylings or the the brooding, Crosstown Rebels style deep house of "New Ground (feat Lalolimann)".
Review: Since making his name with a string of fine EPs on Electrique Music earlier in the decade, Bufi returned to action last year with a fine album entitled Revelacion. Here, a quartet of likeminded producers takes it in turns to rework tracks from that set. Spanish producer AFFKT steps up first, sneakily turning EBM-influenced chugger "Apocalipstick" into a hard-wired chunk if throbbing, Italo-disco inspired sleaze. Eskimo Recordings regulars Zombies In Miami delivers a sparse, electro-influenced revision of "New Ground", before Max Jones tiptoes the fine line between acid-flecked deep house and psychedelic nu-disco on his re-make of "Interlude". Finally, Damon Jee gives "Peaks" a thorough going over, fixing Nitzer Ebb style electronics to a dark-wave disco groove.